A trip to Manchester & Dunham Massey - 8th Aug 2003

A beautiful day out starting in Manchester City Centre, but was so nice me and Christian decided to head to Altrincham and walk to Dunham Massey. After taking some photos around the park, we head to the Axe & Cleaver pub, our favourite drinking spot in the beautiful Cheshire countryside.

Town Hall clock, Albert Square, Manchester

Manchester Town Hall clock, Albert Square, Manchester.

'We are you' graffitti, Four Yards, Manchester

'We are you' graffiti, Four Yards, Manchester.

King Street, Manchester

King Street, Manchester.

Sunley building, King Street, Manchester

Close-up of the Sunley building, King Street, Manchester.

New Cathedral Street, Manchester

New Cathedral Street, Manchester. Looking south to the Royal Exchange and St Ann's Square.

New Shambles Square, Manchester

The old Wellington and Sinclairs Oyster Bar, New Shambles Square, Manchester.

New Shambles Square, Manchester

Sinclairs Oyster Bar, New Shambles Square, Manchester.

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester.

Cathedral Yard, Manchester

The back of the Old Wellington and the Triangle/Corn Exchange, Cathedral Yard, Manchester.

Cathedral Yard, Manchester

The back of the Old Wellington and the Triangle/Corn Exchange, Cathedral Yard, Manchester.

Cecil Daniel Wray grave, Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

Christian takes a photo of the 1866 grave of Cecil Daniel Wray, Senior Canon of Manchester. Manchester Cathedral, Manchester.

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester.

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester. View west toward Hanging Bridge and of the Premier Lodge hotel. The back of the Crown & Anchor pub can be seen.

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester.

CIS tower and Urbis, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester

CIS tower and Urbis, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester.

Urbis, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester

Urbis, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester. This reminded me of an old website called 'Black Urbis', possibly an alternative community similar to Alternative Encounters.

Walkers Croft tunnel, Manchester

Walkers Croft tunnel, Manchester. Walkers Croft followed the route of the now buried River Irk. The tunnel leads under Victoria Station which was built above a cemetery. More information (as well as my photo) can be seen on the fascinating website Hidden Manchester.

Chetham's, Walkers Croft, Manchester

The back of Chetham's, Walkers Croft, Manchester.

Swan With Two Necks, Withy Grove, Manchester

Swan With Two Necks pub, Withy Grove, Manchester. More information about this pub can be found on the Pubs of Manchester blog.

Withy Grove, Manchester

Withy Grove, Manchester. One for the Trees on Buildings blog, perhaps.

Well Street, Manchester

Well Street, a backstreet around Withy Grove/Dantzic Street, Manchester.

Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

Fountain, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester.

Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

Statue of Queen Victoria, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester.

Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester.

Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester.

Sissy Rooney, Piccadilly Station, Manchester

Big Brother 4 contestant Sissy Rooney spotted in Piccadilly Station, Manchester? Notice the BB logo on her case! I rushed to get this blurry photo, I felt like a paparazzi!

Sissy Rooney, Piccadilly Station, Manchester

Big Brother 4 contestant Sissy Rooney spotted in Piccadilly Station, Manchester?

Charcoal Road, Dunham/Altrincham, Cheshire

Greenery along Charcoal Road, Dunham/Altrincham, Cheshire. I love this area of Trafford/Cheshire and wish I could be wealthy and live here.

Charcoal Road, Dunham/Altrincham, Cheshire

Christian getting some shots. Charcoal Road, Dunham/Altrincham, Cheshire.

Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Dunham Massey, Cheshire.

Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Dunham Massey, Cheshire.

Deer at Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Deer at Dunham Massey, Cheshire. A personal favourite of mine, these deer are very passive and used to people being around them taking photos.

Deer at Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Deer at Dunham Massey, Cheshire.

Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Dunham Massey, Cheshire.

Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Dunham Massey, Cheshire.

Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Dunham Massey, Cheshire.

Shandy & Coke at Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Shandy & Coke at Dunham Massey, Cheshire.

Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Dunham Massey, Cheshire.

Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Dunham Massey, Cheshire.

Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Dunham Massey, Cheshire.

Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Dunham Massey, Cheshire.

Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Dunham Massey, Cheshire.

Dunham Massey, Cheshire

Dunham Massey, Cheshire.

Dunham Town, Cheshire

Walking to the Axe & Cleaver, Dunham Town, Cheshire. I love this little village so much, summer or winter.

St Mark's Church, Dunham Town, Cheshire

St Mark's Church, Dunham Town, Cheshire.

The Axe & Cleaver pub, Dunham Town, Cheshire

The Axe & Cleaver pub, Dunham Town, Cheshire. The spiritual home of Team SMEG! Many, many hours were spent drinking sat at those old, wooden tables talking, laughing and planning. I dearly miss this place and want to go back again!

The Axe & Cleaver pub, Dunham Town, Cheshire

The Axe & Cleaver pub, Dunham Town, Cheshire. Beautiful pub in beautiful surroundings, we'd drink in here from morning to night. I wonder whose idea it was to first go to the Axe & Cleaver, I may have found this place while riding around on my bike.