A Safe Bet by Tim Garner

A Safe Bet by Tim Garner in Manctopia
A Safe Bet by Tim Garner in Manctopia

A favourite subject of Garner’s is the much neglected river Irwell that cuts through Manchester city centre. A slate grey river flecked with blue reflections from an emboldened sky, running through the fortress-like canyons of apartment blocks on either side. Has the weathered look of a time gone by when it was hive of activity, conveying the cotton that powered Cottonopolis, as Manchester was known the world over.