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Tuesday 28 December 2010

Manchester Libraries get free wi-fi

The temporary city centre library (which is at Elliot House, 151 Deansgate) has introduced free wi-fi on all three floors.

Customers who have a library card get two hours of free use per day and up to four gigabytes of data transfer (two gigs of downloads and two gigs of uploads). Laptop charging points are also available.

During 2011 the service will be rolled out to Forum Library, Chorlton Library, Didsbury Library, North City Library, Longsight Library and Beswick Academy.

Filed under: Computing,Manchester — GS @ 6:51 pm
Monday 16 August 2010

Manchester Local Image Collection

I’m a huge fan of the Manchester Libraries Local Image Collection which puts 80,000 archive photographs at our fingertips online.

A week I ago I discovered some changes had been made which meant the hundreds of links that I have from my website to theirs didn’t work anymore. But I’m glad to say that after I alerted them to the problem they fixed it.

The Image Collection has been integrated with the site’s shopping cart system, making it easier to buy a high-quality print. An 10″x8″ print costs £7.

Filed under: Buildings,History,Manchester,Photography — GS @ 3:55 pm
Tuesday 5 August 2008

Tram lines on Peter Street

The water company is digging up the road at the junction of Deansgate and Peter Street. They’re replacing the old Victorian water pipes.


Filed under: History,Manchester — GS @ 6:55 am
Thursday 10 May 2007

Victorian Manchester: ‘Bank Robbery And Suicide’ in Didsbury

We tend to think that guns, robberies and violent crime in Manchester are modern phenomena. But there was lots of it going on in Victorian times too. Even in Didsbury (heaven forbid).


Filed under: Crime,History,Manchester — GS @ 12:11 pm
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