Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Outside GMex admiring the open space and the Midland

Now I know it’s no longer called GMex and also on a cold wet and windy January day the open space in front of the exhibition centre is not so appealing.

But on a hot day in May with plenty of sun it is not a bad place to be.

It does after all command good views of the old railway station and the Midland Hotel and also allowed Andy to comment “that building seems to be taking a lot of time to get demolished!”

It’s the one in the distance and I have to agree.

I did try to remember what it was called but that has defeated me.

For those with longer memories GMex was Central Station which closed only months before I arrived in the city in the September of 1969.

I wandered around it when it was a car park and later toured the site with the late John Smith when the conversion into the exhibition centre was well under way.

And that is all I want to say, except that I once did have tea in the Midland.  It was back in the 1970s and like Andy's building my memory of the event is very hazy.

So that really is it.

Location; Manchester

Pictures; outside GMex, May 2017, from the collection of Andy Robertson

1 comment:

  1. London Scottish House, Mount Street. I did some deliverys there a few times when I was a temporary van driver in 2000.