Volume 9, 2009
Changing Representation of the Industrial Town: an analysis of official guides in Bury from 1925
University of Liverpool Management School.
This paper seeks to complement the extant literature on marketing the industrial town by adopting an overtly historical perspective, through the study of official town guides of an archetypal industrial town, Bury, in the north west of England. This longitudinal approach complements the more usual ‘snapshot in time’ approach, which provides more general overviews of practice. The changing representation of Bury is considered through an analysis of 20 editions the official handbook/guide to the town, dating from 1925 to date focusing on the stated purpose and rationale, the extent and nature of editorial content and the use of illustrations, maps and advertising.
Three Stories of Salford: transformation, identity and metropolitan peripheries
Lead Member for Planning, Salford City Council.
This paper suggests that, using evidence from a case study of Salford, transformations in urban identities have been associated historically with how cities have connected to wider socio-economic flows. The impact of those connections has had uneven and unpredicted consequences on city spaces, from creating squalor and overcrowding to dividing and marginalising some spaces. These impacts created a specific identity for Salford. Future transformations may depend on the way cities shape their identity.
Geography, School of Environment and Development,
The University of Manchester.
This article is a first attempt to explore the geographical variety in golf courses and clubs in the North West of England. It charts contextual influences on the game, exploring the changing golf business, and the emergence of stereotypes about golf courses and the game itself. A case study of golf in the North West of England reveals a very great diversity of places associated with the game and highlights the significance of local institutional and historical factors in the changing fortunes, landscapes and culture of golf in the region.
The impact of parliamentary enclosure on a cumbrian community: Watermillock, c. 1780-1840
Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University.
The article examines the distinctive impact of parliamentary enclosure in North West England resulting from environmental and socio-economic conditions which were markedly different from those of Midland England, the area for which the conventional model of the effects of enclosure has been developed. Enclosure impact is studied through the example of the township of Watermillock on Ullswater. Enclosure in Watermillock was delayed until the 1830s due, among other things, to a dispute over the boundary between the manors of Watermillock and Matterdale. When enclosure was eventually accomplished, however, it appears to have benefited the customary tenants, who owned most of the land, as a group by adding substantial areas of good-quality land to existing holdings. The dominance of the larger customary tenants in local society was enhanced and confirmed.