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NEWS – on-site PAT testing

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After listening to you lovely lot & thinking about how we can make your lives easier, we had a light bulb moment and sent off our Przem on a PAT testing course.

We are delighted to announce that we are now able to offer onsite PAT testing, with discounts available for bulk requests.

We have an absolutely enormous lighting selection, from antique crystal drop chandeliers to industrial style anglepoises. Do get in touch if you’re trying to track down something specific and we’re always more than happy to ping over pictures of what we have available.

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PROJECT – The Ministry of Lost & Found

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We were delighted to work with the lovely Jude Jagger of Z-Arts recently to provide props for the Ministry of Lost and Found at Manchester Central Library – a specially designed quest around Central Library enabling children and their families to explore the library in new and exciting ways. There was juggling, hula-hooping and dressing up too – not forgetting story-time, crafting and a treasure hunt. We provided a selection of vintage telephones, binoculars, several coat-stands, vintage parasols and boxes upon boxes of index drawers.

Do get in touch if you have an event you would like us to help you style at mail@stockyardnorth.com.

 

All photos: Joel Chester Fildes

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HAUNT Manchester

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Featured in the Manchester Evening News

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We had a visit from the Manchester Evening News recently, here is the article>

They also shot some footage too…

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We now construct scenery!

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The largest prop hire company outside of London doesn’t just do props. We store, transport and recycle your sets. Now along with our friends at RDW Scenery WE NOW CONSTRUCT THEM TOO! Find out more>

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Extensive Road Works

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Visiting us?

Please note there are roadworks on Village Way westbound affecting access to our site until further notice.

Coming from the west: follow the green route and there will be access to us from Village Way just after Praed Road on the right.

Coming from the east: follow the pink route along Westinghouse Road and turn right into Moseley Road, make a U-TURN (where safe) and turn left back into Westinghouse Road, then left into Praed Road. At end turn right into Village Way and immediate right into our yard.

Any problems? Just call us on 0161 872 9206 and we will help!

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Website Update

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We have just brushed up our website a bit more, we hope you like it.

The Wishlist system is now called Price Requests. Any feedback is welcome please send a message to us using the contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

Over the coming months we will be adding more of our props to the website and as always you are welcome to come and visit to see the enormous range of items we have. New arrivals are frequent and we have recently expanded our floorspace.

Hope to see you soon!

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See us on Salvage Hunters

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We had a blast working with Salvage Hunters last year and now it is being aired.

The new series starts on Quest on Wednesday 7th September at 21.00. We feature in episode 1 (07.09.16 at 21.00) on the Quest Channel – Freeview Channel 37 (+ 1 Channel 38). You can also find Quest on Sky Channel 144 (+1 Channel 195), Virgin Channel 172 (+1 Channel 173).

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Why have we got the blues?

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You may be wondering why we have changed our website colours to blue? Well, firstly we wanted to make a stronger link back to our old Howorth Wrightson name and colour as many of our valued customers will still remember us.

Also though we wanted to keep us distinct from our sister company in the south just to avoid any confusion over which location you are hiring from.

We look forward to seeing you soon whatever the colour!

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Set recycling – some of our supporters

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We all at Stockyard strongly promote set and scenery recycling as a better alternative to discarding the materials. Landfill is expensive and bad for the planet! Here are some of our supporters.

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Julie’s Bicycle paired up with the RSA’s Great Recovery to host a tour of Scenery Salvages’ recycling facility recently.

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BBC Radio came along to see us at Scenery Salvage to speak to Tim Williams and Designer Anthony Neil about how he helps set designers achieve their visions without the usual huge costs associated with set creation. He also speaks of how film students are benefiting directly by understanding the true cost of set creation and then getting a much better deal with recycled props and scenery.

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We work closely with Media Greenhouse who’s strap line is ‘The home of environmental sustainability for the UK screen arts. The place to share, learn & act on our impact.’ and we were featured in their monthly newsletter in 2014. Read more>>

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Our recycling centre was featured in episode 10 of ‘Salvage Hunters, series 6’ by Curve Media.

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