When Rae (kindly) invited me to contribute to MAPPING MANCHESTER's QUIET SPACES - as a local historian - I smiled... + then had a thought for the (still much missed) (pre-regeneration) Alexandra Park, Moss Side, which over the years had magically morphed into a quiet space... by default. A No-Go Area tucked in between an inner city district + a leafy suburb... Well, double standard(s) oblige, I shall refrain from venturing into the fruity past of the aforementioned suburb. Back to Alexandra Park, Moss Side, it eventually became a Wont-Go Area when my favourite tree gracefully lost its fight against a merciless storm.
Next destination - in keeping with the theme of quiet spaces + trees: SPRING GARDENS. #watchthisspace Think: #Oasis