Saturday, January 23, 2016

Kitten at New Islington

A couple of weeks ago I was exploring the marina at New Islington which caters for boats on both the Ashton and Rochdale Canals but without providing an access between them. As I was there a little kitten appeared and started its own investigation of me.

I'm not sure whether black cats are supposed to be lucky or not but afterwards I made my way through Ancoats heading for a main road. As I cut across the area I encountered a large group of mainly adult males chanting "We are going out" coming towards me. I crossed the road and headed away from them. A few moments later I heard them running up the street followed by police cars with their sirens wailing. I was a couple of streets away and photographing an old church and a derelict pub by then. It was obviously all kicking off and my thoughts were to get away from the vicinity. There was a young couple nearby who had also been taking photographs of the buildings. Their car was parked nearby and I asked them for a lift out of the area. Fortunately they agreed and dropped me off near Piccadilly railway station.

I later heard on the news that they were so-called football fans and the police "kettled" them. See the news report on Manchester Evening News. I guess in the end I was indeed lucky.

A contribution to
Weekend Reflections;
Scenic Weekends;
Saturday Critters;
Camera Critters.


  1. Hello, I am glad you got a ride and were safe. Cute kitty. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  2. Interesting story. Glad you are safe.
    Have a great week-end!

  3. Strange how that sport brings out the absolute worst in some of its fans. What a cute kitty cat!

  4. You are in luck, because this kitten is black with white feet! I'll bet it is already a good mouser.

  5. Cute kitty. Glad you got a ride. Happy Critter Day!

  6. Glad you are safe adn sound.Love the kitty

  7. Cool shat, nice reflection !
    This is may
    Greetings from Germany

  8. Nice one! I love cats and reflections. I'm glad you got away from the madness.

  9. Nice picture. Glad you got a quick ride out of there.

  10. What an adorable surprise! I would have done the same thing and just walked away.