Having never owned a Nintendo GameBoy and going a few years without ready access to a television, I missed the Pokémon phenomenon the first time around. When the craze really kicked in I’d just finished university and was working in a bookshop. My knowledge of Pikachu and friends was from dealing out the blue and silver packets from behind the counter … More Experiencing Rochdale with Pokémon GO
Why should we be cautious of trusting maps? The paper I gave last week can now be viewed and downloaded from Academia.Edu. As mentioned in last week’s blog post, the soundscape can be listened to on my Soundcloud webpage (sound recorded while following some of the Pedestrian Zone path on 10th May 2016). … More Maps: making meaning making myth
A Rochdale Soundscape Map This map follows the human trail detailed above along Yorkshire Street, a map located in space and time adding another dimension to our understanding of Rochdale. Image from: Visitor Map, Link4Life / Rochdale MBC +++ This blog post accompanies a paper I am giving at the Manchester Metropolitan University Humanities … More Creating new maps of Rochdale
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A COMMUNITY group in Stockport believe that they have the widest bridge in Britain, if not Europe. Reason was given for members of the Stockport Heritage Trust to measure the Merseyway Bridge after a trip to Rochdale, who there claimed they had the widest bridge on the continent. The width of the…
There is magic in the everyday – the sheen of rain on the pavement, the crackle of leaves underfoot. The following writing exercises are to get you thinking about recognising the sparkle in the mundane or re-imagining something repetitive that you might do everyday. I gave a workshop on ‘Everyday Magic’ and here are some exercises that … More Everyday Magic – writing exercises
After the formation of Lancashire, the parish of Rochdale was located towards the south of the boundary of the county and was part of the Hundred of Salford. Records from the Domesday Book of 1066 show that the name of manor, then Parish, and, later, the borough of Rochdale, was one of complicated feudal ownership, … More A “Roch” by any other name…
The Rochdale Pioneers (2011) The Original Cooperative Principles of 1844 Self help Self responsibility Democracy Equality Equity Solidarity New Pioneers, video, Huckleberry Films, 21 October 2011, viewed 18 August 2015, YouTube.