Like a gigantic fossil from Manchester’s industrial past, Mayfield Depot Station is feat of engineering. With its endless iron columns and expansive indoor space the abandoned station has known many different guises and functions in its life. Here to share these stories of both the building and the people who’ve used it, is infamous Manchester tour guide, Jonathan Schofield.
Walk through the darkened interior learning about the station while it was the powerhouse behind Manchester’s railways as well as how the site contributed to one of the first zombie films. Then explore the glorious rooftop of the depot. Formerly used as the platforms of the Mayfield Depot Station, the human built structures have been reclaimed by nature and now resemble a dystopian glimpse of a world without trains.
After hearing about the depot’s past you’ll take a look at what it may come to look like in the future. As a site that is currently undergoing a one billion pound regeneration. The abandoned station is welcoming arts, music and culture into the space, breathing new life into it as a place for large scale creativity and attracting big names.
Jonathan Schofield, your guide through the depot, is known for being the man who literally wrote the guide book to Manchester. His knowledge is unbeatable and his stories are always delivered through his charismatic personality.
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