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Britcitchris

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Manchester - Summer Holidays - 2014
« on: September 16, 2014, 10:00:34 PM »
After a fun day at Warwick Castle, we headed up to a relation who lived on the outskirts of Manchester. Whilst there, we took a day to sight see and I just loved the place. There is so much character to the buildings and there is so much to see and do.  We took in a couple of museums whilst sight seeing; the highlight for me was the Museum Of Science And Industry, which included the world's oldest, surviving train station.

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We had just a short journey on a posh Virgin train to the center of Manchester.


Our first museum visit was the National Football Museum. It's a superb celebration of a great sport's history.




I particularly loved this one.




A giant football shoe made from Pringles tins? Yep.




Interactive fun.


Ha ha!




I never knew this!


How brilliant is this?!


I would like to visit this place, next time!




Just a fabulous sight.


An awesome looking church.


Museum Of Science And Industry.


This Science show was lots of fun.


There were plenty of interactive displays.


The train and engine section.  This area was simply jaw dropping and to say I have been to the world's oldest, surviving train station, is a quite a buzz for me. OK, i'm sad  :lol:






An old box car.


Geeky, train mind blown.  An incredible piece of art work. Just amazing.


Manchester was a buzzing place to visit. So much character, yet modern and choc full of history. We barely scraped the tip of the iceberg and I can't wait to get back.

Chris.

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Re: Manchester - Summer Holidays - 2014
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 08:00:53 AM »
great report chris,manchester like so many other citys have some bad reputations but there is the other side that has so many sites to see and do  :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: Manchester - Summer Holidays - 2014
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2014, 11:24:43 PM »
You made the right decision visiting the football museum, it really is superb.

Manchester is a great City, you don't realise how big it is until you are actually walking around.

Thank you for the report and photos.
C.A.F.C

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Re: Manchester - Summer Holidays - 2014
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2014, 12:17:00 PM »
Thanks, chaps. I feel really lucky to have a relation so close to this amazing city. Hopefully, well get back up there next year  :thumbup1:

Chris.