Published on 29 January 2009 in Daily Links
End of an era – the ability to search the web from BBC Online is no more. It’s gone. Kaput. Fineto. Along with Martin Belam and others, I was one of the team who helped launch the original web search back in 2001. But I have to say, I never used it. When you have search as good as Google, why go anywhere else?
In all the years I lived in Manchester (and indeed passed the remains on the train), I never realised that just across the road from Piccadilly station was the remains of another, now unused station that was built and opened in 1910 to provide an overspill station for Piccadilly (then known as London Road) which was running out of room. Mayfield closed in 1960, before being converted into a parcel depot in 1970. It closed again in the late 1980s, although as Piccadilly is again, running out of room, there are suggestions that the station re-opens once more. Lets hope it does.
This collection of photos shows a recent visit to Mayfield and shows a station that with a little love and money could be connected up with Piccaddilly to provide much needed new capacity for the station.