Victorian Society makes last minute attempt to save historic pub

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The Black Horse Hotel, Salford

The Victorian Society have made a last minute attempt to save the Victorian built Black Horse Pub in Salford, Greater Manchester, citing the plans as unsympathetic and inappropriate. The proposal has been approved by Salford Council which is the Salford Crescent Conservation area. Continue reading “Victorian Society makes last minute attempt to save historic pub”

Interview with Jo Neal from Leeds Steampunk Market

Leeds steampunk Market
Jo Dee Neal – Leeds Steampunk Market organiser.

While visiting the Leeds Steampunk Market as part of the 1000 people who attended over the weekend, I managed to track down Jo Neal, the organiser. You may have spotted her as the tall, slim lady with the pirate hat and moving at a speed that not even a pair of hydraulic leg enhancers could catch up with. However, at the end of the day, I managed to pull her to one side and while we had a cup of tea (no cake as it had all sold out – thanks, steampunks), she told me all about what it’s like to organise the market, the people they have attending and how much she harasses people. Continue reading “Interview with Jo Neal from Leeds Steampunk Market”