What happened?

I moved to Manchester 38 years ago to come to university. Eight years later, my wife and I settled in Altrincham, and we’ve been here ever since.

When we first moved here, Altrincham was definitely the ‘posh neighbour’ of the Greater Manchester area. The town centre was thriving: always busy. We had greengrocers, butchers, bakers – everything you could need, including a bustling 700-year-old market. Bookshops, clothes shops – we wanted for nothing. It was the place to be and the place to shop.

And then things started to change. Continue reading “What happened?”