Daily archives: April 13, 2010

RIP Jilly’s Rockworld

Jillys Rockworld This is the worse news I have will ever have to impart here. It is with the heaviest of heart that I must tell you all that Jilly’s Rockworld has finally closed its doors for the last time. As of now we are no longer. The recession has another victim. A great club and an institution in Manchester for many many years is now only history.

More here and here. Manchester Confidential has more on the story.

Bugger. I know I only went there two or three times a year and it wasn’t as good as it used to be, but it was an institution and I shall miss it.

Underground Manchester- under Great Northern and G-Mex

Underground Manchester

On Sunday a few of us went on an organised tour of old canal tunnels and air raid shelters under the Great Northern warehouse and G-Mex (now Manchester Central, back to the original station’s name). It was a short but fascinating glimpse of a piece of industrial history.

Experimenting with longer exposures gave a few good results.

Underground Manchester

Underground Manchester

Relying on the flash gave far grainier pictures, but some shots I didn’t have the time to set up a long exposure.

Underground Manchester

There are more pictures in my Underground Manchester set on Flickr, and Ickle has a few as well.

I believe this is the Irwell end of the canal we were exploring.

Dead end lock

After the tour I tried a few long shots of the Central Library.

Manchester Cenral Library