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Sowerby Bridge Wharf

The Wharf, Sowerby Bridge, UK
This is the story of Sowerby Bridge And the things you would find in’t Rochdale Canal: Floating car tires or an old faded fridge, A glove waving at you like it was your pal… But…


No day’s like any other day in Marseille! One day is not enough to see the city; It’s shifting and it’s changing in a Marseille way It’s a place that’s just the rugged side of…


Some places lie down and die when history strands them And industry rusts and the sky clears of smoke. Malmö learns from these problems, Malmö understands them Malmö’s not the punchline to an unfunny joke…


Bury, Greater Manchester
Queen of all the Lancashire towns is this; A jewel on the Pennines’ western side, A joy that you should really never miss Jump on the tram now; come and take a ride To Bury;…


Turin, Italy
Slow down; slower, slip into first gear In this home of slow food, slower cooking, Deep thinking, refining the idea of ‘here’ When industries change and you’re looking For something to power the city along…

Holbeck Urban Village

Holbeck Urban Village, Leeds
There’s a profound sound LEEDS That bounces around The Round Foundry And its surroundings; The sound of regeneration As trains leave the station The sound of anticipation Aspiration, no hesitation; There’s a delightful sight Lighting…


Aarhus, Denmark
Begin here, by the water, and see yourself reflected In its movement; like this city find yourself refracted Through yesterday, tomorrow, and the unexpected Corners where the stories have collected. Walk here, through broad streets,…

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