Tripe Pickers Journal
Strictly speaking, Salford isn't Manchester.
I lived in Manchester for many years, starting in the 1970s.
Mainly in the south of the city, where the weather is warmer, the sunshine is brighter, and the people run around with happy smiles on their faces and money in their pockets.
Was it all so simple then, or has time rewritten all the lines?
Manchester is across the river from Salford, a place that claims it became a city first, and was the first place in England to have traffic lights.
Some people dispute this.
Some people say that Manchester United football ground is in Salford, but it isn't. It's across the river in Trafford. (It's a winding river.)
We can see the ground from the end of our street.
So near, and yet so far.