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13 Oct 11   A bike ride around East Manchester - Newton Heath, Beswick, Gorton and Openshaw.  Sunny.

The new headquarters of Greater Manchester Police, Central Park, Newton Heath.

Cycle lane on Alan Turing Way.  Nice.

The Way housing development, Beswick.

More new housing on 'The Way'.

Radcliffe House apartment block, Beswick.

More new housing on Ashton Old Road.
These are all part of the East Manchester regeneration scheme.

Gorton Monastery.  The Church and Friary of St Francis is a 19th century former Franciscan friary
completed in1872.  It was designed by Edward Welby Pugin, whose father helped design the Houses
of Parliament, and is believed to be one of the finest examples of High Victorian Gothic architecture
in the world.   It closed for worship in 1989, became derelict and was eventually placed on the World
Monuments Fund watch list of the most endangered sites in the world.  After a major campaign the
church and associated friary buildings underwent a 6 million restoration programme supported by
funds from the Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage and European Regional Development Fund. 
The project was completed in June 2007 when the restored buildings opened as a venue for
conferences, business meetings and community events.

Gorton Monastery

Gorton Monastery

A more modest church - Beulah Hall, Openshaw.
Formerly a Welsh Methodist Chapel, now in commercial use.

Coronation Street, Openshaw.  Not the Coronation St., just a Coronation St.

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