Category Archives: Manchester

 
 

Manchester Pride misleads again — in its latest accounts

Manchester Pride’s accounts for year ending 2015 state that 43,000 tickets sold that year was the highest number ever. In fact the Community Report issued by Mardi Gras in 1999 states that sales in 1998 were 51,000 and 45,000 in 1999. Pride’s own 2009 accounts state that attendance was “over” 42,000 that year. The accounts […]

 

Thinking of buying a Manchester Pride 2016 wristband? Some very important information…

The streets of the gay village will be open to everyone during Manchester Pride this year, whether they pay or not, and we think Sackville Park will be too. This is because Manchester Pride has acted unlawfully since 2003 in closing the streets to pedestrians who didn’t pay. In fact, blocking members of the public […]

 

Staggering figures for reported violent and sexual crimes in Manchester’s gay village in Nov 2015

These are probably the highest ever since the police crime maps were introduced in December 2010. Where are the news stories? Where are the protests? Yet always plenty of finger pointing overseas… How many crimes aren’t reported or recorded by the police? What is being done? Nothing! See the crime maps here.

 

Why Manchester’s gay village must be consigned to history

We still need safe LGBT spaces. But the future lies in decentralising the LGBT community in Manchester. We must reduce the power of a controlling elite that has us by the throat. There may have been some good intentions behind the setting up of a “gay village” area more than 20 years ago, but now […]

 
 

Canal Street in the 1880s: Ginger Liz, Cockney Jim and Dirty Alf

In the 1880s the Manchester Evening News published a series of articles which were then gathered together in a book called “Criminal Manchester.” One chapter is “Canal Street: Ginger Liz and Cockney Alf.” You can download a PDF of the whole book here, courtesy of Chetham’s Library. And here’s Chapter X about Canal Street: CRIMINAL […]