More stories and photos added.


Having attended the Commonwealth Games on 3 previous occasions, It was with great excitement that I boarded the 05:00 train from Manchester to Glasgow on Friday the 1st of August to attend my 4th Games. A full report will follow but here is the mikeshaft.com Photo Album.


12 years ago Manchester hosted the 17th Commonwealth Games. Now as Glasgow 2014 invites the world to the party, BBC Radio Manchester used today the 28/07/2014 to celebrate the Games being in Glasgow and to look back at the joy that was spread back in Manchester 2002.


If they had no overseas players in their rotation?


In May of 2014 I travelled to the Caribbean to attend a family funeral. Having never visited the area since my departure 46 years ago, there was much to see. Welcome to the official Photo Album


Recently, the great and the good of British Basketball got together to pay tribute to one of Basketball's Good Guys - Garnet Gayle, on his retirement. This is the mikeshaft.com un-official Photo Album. All Photos by Ian Smith.


We headed off to our retreat, The Green Roof Inn. We'd booked the bungalow, a single roomed wooden building with a bathroom, set away from the main house. The bed which was huge and covered in netting took up most of the room. Immediately outside was seating and the sea was a hop, skip and jump away but not accessible.


The 2014 Junior Final Fours were held at the EISS in Sheffield this past weekend and I had the great pleasure of looking after the U14s Boys and Girls.


England Basketball Final Fours 2014 at the Amaechi Basketball Centre Manchester...Simply AWESOME!


Our celebrations continue. In this photo album we bring you some of the people and places that made Sunset Radio what it was. Some of these photos are not very high quality but it is all that I have got. If you have better quality photos or originals then please get in touch.