Monthly Archives: September 2011

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Why?

One of many good reasons to live in Marple is the Regent, one of the last remaining independent cinemas in the North West. This picture house is a delightful anachronism with comfortable seating, low entry prices, well-behaved clientele and choc ices … Continue reading

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The best place for a Manchester Tart is…Marple Bridge

The residents of Marple and Marple Bridge enjoy the services of a number of excellent independent food retailers and one relatively recent addition is Libby’s, an outstanding artisan baker in Town Street, Marple Bridge. Everyone seems to have their favourite … Continue reading

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New Bargains for Old Lies

The major party political conferences are always interesting. Why do they all go? Is it to have smoke blown up their nether regions by their leaders, to reaffirm that they are not alone in their beliefs or perhaps to take … Continue reading

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Chop, Chop to The Red Lion in High Lane!

The Red Lion is the most popular pub name in the UK according to the British Beer and Pub association. There are 759 Red Lions in 2009, over 100 ahead of the next most common, The Royal Oak. (Although no … Continue reading

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On remand at Manchester Airport

A recent week in Southern Spain meant another trip to Manchester Airport, an ordeal for almost 20 million people a year. Why is it when the plane finally takes off, I feel as if I have escaped from somewhere? The … Continue reading

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Though the Red Rose crests the cup, I know

Back in May, I wrote about the possibility of Lancashire Cricket club breaking a 77 year sequence of failure to win the Cricket County Championship. Since the last time the Red Rose county had it’s name engraved on the trophy, … Continue reading

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Sampling the Bubbles at The Purple Pakora

The Purple Pakora is the latest, perhaps the 4th or 5th,  branch of a successful local Indian food chain to open. They have  taken over the Basmati restaurant on Brabyns Brow between  Marple and Marple Bridge. A good pitch, opposite … Continue reading

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