Up in Manchester for a family visit. I came from Manchester but Torquay is home now. Not much happening on Monday so I went down Memory Lane just for the fun of it. This is the Jacksons Boat pub on the boundry between Sale and Manchester on the River Mersey.
It used to be a place to spent the old Sunday out. The River Mersey and Chorlton medows made a change from the Urban Jungle we used to live in. Also the fact that there was a Sewerage Farm 200 yds along the river added to the attraction. That's gone now and the electric pylons that marched over the landscape also have gone.
The other interesting thing about this place is that it was the first pint of beer ever place and it was nice to go back to where it all started.
This is the River Mersey which used to be one of the dirtiest rivers in the North of England.
One time when I went down there, there was a car that some one had parked neatly in the middle of the river. But you can see it is much nicer now.