A New Lease of Life

Chorlton’s Co-op Funeralcare building isn’t exactly its most attractive destination – but it could be! Linsey Parkinson talks to Chris Peacock of Chorlton Community Land Trust Most of us barely give the Co-op Funeralcare building a second glance, but it used to be something very special indeed. Formerly the Picture House and the Gaumont cinema, …

Chorlton Blinds

Liz Purcell of Chorlton Blinds knows her windows. “We have every kind here in Chorlton: from giant Victorian bays (where right angles are a rarity) to high-tech eco new-builds. Choosing the right treatment is about much more than architecture, though: it’s also about lifestyle needs and finding a look that complements your interiors as a whole. “There’s so much choice …

Pretty Boys

These handsome green visitors are now permanent residents in South Manchester. Linsey talks to local ornithologist Tony O’Mahony. “It’s always that distinctive squawk you hear first: they don’t sound like any other wild birds in Manchester.” Tony’s talking about the Ring-necked Parakeet (Psitticula krameri), Britain’s only naturalised parrot. There are …