Friday, 21 July 2017

Wandering down Kennedy Street with Andy Robertson

Now Kennedy Street is a place I often write about, partly because two of my favourite pubs are there and also because it has a shed load of history.

And that history once also included the Bella Napoli but that is a story for another time.

For now it is this narrow little street that I am back with and all prompted by three of Andy Robertson’s pictures.

He took them yesterday.

Like me, Andy  found “Kennedy Street so narrow that  it is hard to take in all the buildings. 

I like the one with a facade not pretending to be a facade.”

Back in the 1850s this was the site of a a couple of properties which were in all probability were very similar in design to the City Arms and the Vine.

We know who lived in them where they came from and what they did for a living.

I think Andy has caught the magic of Kennedy Street and that simple observation that so much of our city renews itself as regular intervals always leaving a little of the past to sit with the present.

And for good measure he also included the doorway on Back George Street, corner of Princess Street” which you know must have some fascinating stories lurking behind it.

The stories on the Vine and the City Arms are there on the blog under Manchester pubs and include my own favourite the man who sold leaches.

But he too is for another time although he does appear in those pub stories.

And that is it.

Location; Manchester

Pictures; Kennedy Street, July 2017 from the collection of Andy Robertson

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