Manchester - On the shoulder of giants

Following the footsteps of Morrissey in Manchester and Ian Curtis in Macclesfield.

  • Where it all began

    Sex Pistols held two infamous gigs at the upper floor in 1976, which inspired a lot of upcoming artists in the audience such as Morrissey, Ian Curtis and Tony Wilson.

    Free Trade Hall

  • Intersection


  • Modesty

    Short Street

  • Great place for a cup of black

    The Koffee Pot

  • Photographers of the world unite

    This street corner was immortalized in 1986 with a photo from The Smiths album The Queen Is Dead.

    Salsford Lads Club

  • Beneath the arches

    Town Hall

  • The narrows

    Short Street Alley

  • Love will tear us apart

    Grave of Ian Curtis, Macclesfield cemetery

  • Ashes to ashes

    Macclesfield cemetery

  • End of the line

    The house where Ian Curtis ended his life on May 18, 1980.

    77 Barton Street, Macclesfield