Friday, 9 July 2010

Anne Droyd Video Online

The video Theresa Cutts and I made exhibiting the real life locations that inspired Anne Droyd and Century Lodge is now online.

The wastelands are in Mosley Common/Tyledsley, and the railway embankments and den are in Walkden - both areas are in Greater Manchester. Century Lodge and mill are in New Bury, Farnworth, Bolton.

All budding writers take note: Anything and anywhere can be turned into a story!


Sunday, 4 July 2010

Five Minute Documentary in Production

On Wednesday 30 June 2010, my PR Theresa Cutts and I visited the main real life locations that inspired my writing Anne Droyd and Century Lodge, with the intention of making a little documentary film.

We went to "Brickie Lodge", "Devil's End" and the coal wasteland at Mosley Common in Tyledsley, Greater Manchester; then to the disused railway embankment and the site of the air raid shelter den in Walkden; and finally to Century Lodge itself in New Bury, Farnworth, near Bolton.

When we reviewed our recordings at the end of the day, we found that a tiny insect had landed on the lense during one of the sequences and it looked as though it was crawling up my nose! Thankfully we were able to re-shoot that bit the following afternoon.

Once the film has been edited together, we will upload it to YouTube.

In the meantime, here is a new publicity photo taken at the mill lodge.