Past Giveaways

Win a Limited Edition Print by Simon Buckley. Not Quite Light at London Road Fire Station.

There are lots of stunning building in Manchester, one of the many benefits of living somewhere that has such a rich and varied past and a constantly evolving future. It can be an uneasy alliance though.

For that reason alone it’s important that we keep a record of how Manchester is changing because little by little it could be losing one of the very things that contributes to what it is today, its history.

Simon Buckley, a photographer living in the Northern Quarter,  has been using the half light of dawn and dusk as a metaphor for transition, a project he has called “Not Quite Light”. In Simon’s words “the project examines the transition of Manchester’s economic, industrial and spiritual heritage as it builds for the future.”

We’ve been sharing Simon’s work for some time now and are big fans of Not Quite Light.

Simon has very kindly agreed to offer one of his new Limited Edition Prints, a beautiful image taken inside Manchester’s iconic London Road Fire Station, as a prize in our latest giveaway.

Simon’s image, taken just as the light is fading at dusk, breathes new life into a building that has been empty for over 30 years.  What was once a time capsule, left to fade and crumble, becomes a beautiful piece of art, thanks to Simon’s unique style.

Hopefully it’s the beginning of a new life for this much loved Manchester icon as developers Allied London transform London Road into “a showcase place of heritage, a destination, an experience”. You had us at heritage guys.


The print will be signed by Simon. The print size is 10 x 8″ and is a Giclee Ltd edition. It is unframed.

You can enter this giveaway at the bottom of the page.

Don’t forget, you have several chances to win this prize if you decide to choose all the options that are listed on Rafflecoptor (the established, trusted plugin we use to run these giveaways and one which allows us to choose a random winner). Each option you choose, i.e. follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc, etc, count as one entry. So more chances to win….

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Good luck.

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  1. Tina Kirk

    I have very fond childhood memories of London Road Fire Station, especially at Christmas. My dad was a fireman and as kids, my sister and I were taken there every year for the best Christmas parties ever! Father Christmas would arrive on a Simon Snorkel. We had to guess which window he was going to come to and then watch him climb in through to deliver our presents. It’s a magical memory which is why I would cherish this print if I was lucky enough to win it, although I should probably give it to dad as he deserves it far more than I do!

  2. Mary H

    Evocative image of an iconic Manc building. I live in the South West now, and love reminders of home. Really beautiful work. I’d never get bored of it. Just gorgeous.

  3. Julie Camm

    I’d love to win….my ex husband trained there as a fireman and I used to go into Manchester to visit him at weekends … we aren’t together now but we get on so well and socialise with our two grown up daughters…. I’d love to win for him…

  4. Jacki

    Thought provoking work-really enjoy the industrial feel of much of Simons work but adore the relaxing ‘sunrise above pillar’. So many different images. Fab prize.

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