About A to Zedding
The Manchester Zedders are Liam Purcell and Marie Pattison. However, the fair art of A to Zedding was, as far we know, invented by our friend Rosie and her boyfriend Doug in a café in Kings Heath, Birmingham. They had their A to Z with them and ‘read’ it as they waited for their order. As they were inspired to visit places purely from seeing them on the map, A to Zedding was born.
“A-to-Zedding is much more than just a hobby. It’s an intellectual, spiritual and deeply personal pastime. The A-to-Zedder’s dream is to visit and gain a deep understanding of every ‘square’ in their chosen A-to-Z map.”
Essentially A to Zedding is simple.
1) Find a place on your map that appeals to you.
2) Go see it.
3) Record the experience in some way.
4) Share it.
When Liam moved to Manchester and Marie realised she didn’t really know Manchester, they were inspired to follow Rosie and Doug’s most excellent example and venture forth. A few zeddings and a new A to Z for Liam later, they started this blog to chronicle their adventures on Manchester’s rainswept streets. They are a bit geeky (in a good way) so they freely admit it’s just as much about the blogging and photography for them as the wandering.
You can see Rosie and Doug’s hints and tips on zedding here.