Known locally as the Lino, the Linotype works in Broadheath Altrincham which opened at the end of the 19th century produced machines that revoltionized newspaper printing. Invented by a German watchmaker in the United States the machine produced whole lines of type speeding up the composing process, before the invention no newspaper in the world had more than eight pages. The factory ceased production in the late 70’s or early 80’s and is now given over to small industrial units, the office block is grade II listed. It had it’s own housing estate now very sought after homes and If I remember rightly once a social club and allotment gardens which seem to be now gone.
I have been having trouble accessing the site to post photos but it suddenly started working again tonight.
The snow that has brought the UK to a freezing halt again has finally reached Manchester, tonight’s football is off I just hope it lets up for next weeks replay with Brighton. We have bought rail tickets for our trip to Scotland then remembered all the presents we will have to carry, never mind I am sure we will manage.