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The Burton Road Sketchbook 2022

For the last couple of years I’ve been sketching my way down Burton Road between Withington and West Didsbury.

I’ve documented dog groomers, bicycle mechanics, pizza chefs and even a bakery making over 400 naan breads each day. My sketches include many of the independent delis, cafĂ© bars and restaurants that make this part of town one of the most popular in south Manchester.

The book features work by my daughter Rebecca, who took up sketching after attending one of my urban sketching workshops. She’s a chip off the old block.

[2024 Update: the book has now sold out].

Here are some of my sketches: