BURNAGE is close to Didsbury on one side and Levenshulme on the other with the Stockport boundary to the south east. This area which has been requested many times. I also include two locations close to Manchester Airport.
ENTRANCE TO FOG LANE PARK has none of the ornamentation and grandeur of
the older municipal parks, such as Alexandra Park and Queens Park.
EWM says: Fog Lane Park appears to date from the period when the south Manchester residential district of Burnage was created in the 1920's and 30's.
LANE PARK is close to Withington, Burnage and Didsbury. Its wide open grassy
field is used for football and by local people walking their dogs.
EWM says: This photograph probably wouldn't receive any photography awards, as it has no main subject, but it accurately captures the flatness and openness which is the most striking feature of Fog Lane Park.
FIELDS is an open space which lies on the municipal boundary between the
City of Manchester and the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport. The field
is used for football practice, jogging and by local residents for walking
their dogs. At certain times of the year, a funfair is held on Cringle Fields.
EWM says: The structure on the far side of the field is part of the Crossley industrial estate, named after the celebrated bus and lorry manufacturers.
GROVE OF TREES runs along Errwood Road, close to the boundary between the
City of Manchester and the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport.
EWM says: What an attractive feature - I wonder if it pre-dates the the nearby residential areas which date from the 1920's.
AVIATION VIEWING PARK is located to the west of the two runways near the
M56/A538 junction. There are parking areas, grassy spaces, toilets and a
snack bar. It is owned by Manchester Airport and run by the Bollin Valley
EWM says: I often come here to sit in the car, watch the planes and work on Eyewitness in Manchester on the iBook. That's where I'm writing this now.
23 is refurbished block of apartments originally built in the late 1960's.
It was previously known as Roundthorn Court, and lay empty for four years
until it was purchased and renovated by LPC. The rent is £325 per month
and tenants have the option to buy after two years.
EWM says: 1960's council blocks like this one can make superb places to live if they are fully renovated with provision for parking and security. This location was requested by a friend involved in the refurbishment.
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