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1 Sept 11   To Manchester to photograph the 'I heart MCR' banner on the CIS building, then jumped on a tram to
Salford Quays for a cappuccino, as you do when you have a free travel pass.  Mainly sunny.

The CIS building with the huge banner.

The MediaCity bridge.  I just missed the swing bridge closing but they seemed
to be having trouble locking it in the closed position.

They managed to sort it out after a couple more tries.

Window cleaning on the BBC's Quay House.

Job done.

One of the locals keeps an eye on proceedings.

The steam tug 'Kerne' on a visit to the Quays.

Built by Montrose Shipbuilding Co. Ltd in 1913, she was originally named Viking.
 However she was sold to the Admiralty before launching and re-named the Terrier.  
Based in Chatham she worked in and around the Medway as a basin tug.  She was
sold out of naval service in 1948 to J.P.Knight and operated on the Medway during
that year.  Re-named by them Kerne, which is Gaelic for Vagabond Foot Soldier, she
was sold on to the Straits Steamship Co. of Liverpool and then to Liverpool Lighterage
to continue working on the Mersey as a lighterage tug until her retirement in 1971.

More info on the website of The Steam Tug Kerne Preservation Society Ltd

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