Gloucester Services, northbound M5, from the people that brought us the excellent Tebay. Having worked for four years at Knutsford Services (M6, Junction 19), I wish there were more services like this. Where else would you see locally sourced fresh veg at 9.30pm on a Saturday.
This idea I like. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre (and the journey towards universal suffrage), change the name of Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Peterloo. If the people of Manchester want it, it should happen.
Link to the Manchester City Council e-petition (for what it’s worth) here.
Manchester’s ‘Ghost Station’. I’d never heard of it. Pictures courtesy of phill.d’s excellent Flickr set, Wiki stuff here, loads more pics here and here, details of a possible revival as part of the Ordsall Curve project here. It looks no worse than Victoria, and that’s still in use.