Friday, June 26, 2009

The Transmutation of Zion?

Looks like an old chapel to me.. saw it on the way back to Equinox from the Ecology AGM...

Axminster is Great! Shagpile is Greater!

Has it been coverted into a Carpet warehouse (here in Yorkshire every other former nonconformist chapel is now a carpet warehouse) or a mosque? Or both?

Textual Harassment (Part Seven and surprised how long has been the break...)

In no particular order of course

This one was anonymous of course

“NASA sent a woman and 2 chimps into space. Radio Messages were as follows:-NASA to chimp 1. Optimize life support systems and recalibrate radiation monitoring equipment. NASA to chimp 2 Check trajectory and compensate if req using fomula (m2-3n)x(5-m3). NASA to woman Hoover capsule, feed chimps, TOUCH FUCK ALL.”

Shocking, hope he never wanders into a nest of feminists like Nick Cage in the dreadful re-make of “The Wicker Man” or the consequences could be dire... LOL

Did reply

“They were female chimps though! :-p take it operating a computer beyond your brainpower these days... B x”

Anyway sent the following to my little Brother

“Just been reading in take a break 19/Mar/09 15 yr old girl turns down creep who did 2 years4kicking man2 death he pours vodka on her sets alite she survives..”

“But is mega scarred4life.. He now back inside minimum 2.6 years there r sum sick fuckers out there! Current sentence open ended but when will he be out? B x”

Some sick fuckers out there!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

On to Rochdale!

Sunday morning 26 April 2009. Here is the step to the shelf. Its one small step for personkind and one giant leap for a man etc

thankfully I survived it lol

Bid Equinox and the lovely Equinox folk merry part and went to Manchester Mount Street Friends’ Meeting House for Meeting for Worship

The Manchester Conference was held here

And took some pictures

dodgy Quaker types yaya!

Then to Lincoln Square

or Manchester Square in Lincoln lol

The statue of Abraham Lincoln commemorates the solidarity shown by the Lancashire Cotton workers with the United States of Amerika in it’s struggle against the slave power. This was during the cotton famine in the Lancashire cotton belt which meant hardship, unemployment hunger and even death. Despite this the cotton workers met in Free Trade Hall and voted to support the United States. Call it an act of Christian Heroism never surpassed in any age or indeed a principled expression of solidarity by the oppressed and downtrodden with the oppressed and downtrodden.

Throughout his term of office the great emancipator of course wore a Yankees baseball cap and suitable Presidential Bling as shown.

Bling Bling!!!

Here I am with the Great Emancipator.

By the People! For the People!

And onto Rochdale. Here the Rochdale Pioneers opened their first store laying the foundations of the Great and Glorious Co-operative Movement!

The People’s Business!

Can I help you?

service with a smile!

We honour the Pioneers!

We Hail the Future!

And back to Leeds.

Continued adventures in Manchester and the Cotton Belt

Blogging continued with my trip over the Pennines for Ecology Building Society and Toad Lane en passant...

Where was I? Manchester Town Hall I think,

looks like a town hall

The Shelf at Equinox Housing Co-op, thankfully I did not fall off though I get the impression there are more precarious platform beds in Manky.

Photobucket is rather slow these days

My first glimpse of the Victoria Baths

Very Victorian!  Even if technically Edwardian etc

Males First Class! A splendid firm!

wonder if anyone reads these comments etc

Males Second Class! A splendid firm! Not quite so splendid as males first class, stands to reason doesn’t it. Good to have Class in the baths innit?

and what social class does he belong to?

Females! A splendid firm! No further comment.

so females are classless?

Here we are in the Female Baths awaiting the AGM. I was in Manchester for AGM of Ecology Building Society of which I am a member. Wasn’t until I was in my late 20’s I found out what a building society was. Perhaps most people don’t know or maybe I am just blonde. Anyway the Ecology was the last of the Friendly building societies due to change in the law. So well done the pious founders of the Ecology.

The Victoria Baths was built by the City of Manchester under permissive legislation empowering them to build public baths and making an opportunity for workers and peasants (male and female) to get a bath at a time when not every home had a bath or shower.

I did hear that originally the water went first to the male first class baths, then to male second class and finally to female. Perhaps the long Victorian period (including the Edwardian period) was a particularly dark era when it comes to gender equality in Britain at least. In between the social change brought about by the Industrial Revolution with the end of the family unit working together in the workplace and the slow partial emancipation of women as the nineteenth century progressed etc

oops where am I?

The Ecology. A Splendid Firm!

Have you joined yet?

Now the stained glass in the Victoria Baths is just something else.

good to have a camera!

Here is Morning.

Series morning afternoon and evening I think....

Male Baths, forget what Clarse

and what class are you?

Life the universe and everything....


Wrestling! Yaya!

Big Daddy he was a wrestler I think

Footie! What fun!

Football, yesterday

Stairway to Heaven!

stairway to the super's flat anyway

Cricket! Splendid!

Played in all civilised parts of the world

View from the balcony

Green terracotta fiancé or something


where am I?

Some stained glass up in the superintendant’s flat. Seems that super was in charge of all the public baths in the City of Manchester.

nice little earner?

Running! Cue Chariots of Fire!

executive producer dodi al fayed and the rest is history



Brain bashing! What a sensible idea!

each to their own though

Roll the drums for the Annual Assembly

powerpoint forever....

Grand tour for the visiting Ecologists of the Victoria Baths. Likesay here we are in the chill out room in the background is the angel of purity. In this room the lucky punters would be chilling after Turkish bath or whatever so the stained glass would add to the experience and all that. Possibly even meditative altered states of consciousness (ASCs).

Anyway the Victoria Baths was closed some time ago and there is some splendid firm of volunteers looking after it and even in the hope of opening it up again. In the mean time there has been lots of filming including Life on Mars and Prime Suspect.

exciting stuff

Close up of the Angel of Purity


In the Turkish Baths...

solid bricks so it has worn well

Or Russian baths not sure...

beats me mate

After a cracking AGM! Superb!!

The AGM experience

The mind boggles....

gotta cater for retards, literate retards anyway....

The Angel of Puritiy

and ain’t I a cracking photographer extraordinaire and some sort of demi-God!

And back to Equinox. Did pass a church that like many an old nonconformist chapel may have been converted into a carpet warehouse or Mosque but in this case possibly both.... another post this one is taking me all day......

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Gurrilla Blogging

I need an early nite.... Here's hoping. Alas there is no sound proofing in West North West Leeds Homes but that was perhaps not an issue as much before amplified "music" became so available.

hopefully catch up a bit on blogging now I am back to uploading pics to photobucket. Its still slow though.

But anyway back to "music". I stopped watching top of the pops before the 80's was out. Part of my feeling of isolation is not feeling comfortable with the culture of loud "music" with no words. Yes I am an old folkie.

Each to their own but no surprise to hear of loud "music" and indeed music being used as a form of torture.

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