Hiya Bamber, Welcome to the forum, there is something wrong with your photo's.... I can see the sun and there's a blue sky over Manchester, it should be grey!
I'm just up the road, on the other side of the M60, so not a million miles away.
Have a look at the UK Smokers As the name suggests It's just a group for people based in the UK. It's a great forum with plenty of information, here's the link
Danny is our lead and does a cracking job. It's great forum as there are differences in products & also different cuts of meat that you can't get in the UK, so we can usually steer you in the general direction, so it's very informative.
If you are free on the weekend of the Saturday/Sunday 1st & 2nd August we are having a BBQ/Smoking Weekend. It is open to everyone, and everyone's welcome so please think about attending.
It's being held on a campsite http://www.woodhallcountrypark.co.uk/
It's not a competition, it's just a get together for like minded people who have a passion for smoking food. Most people are contributing a dish, but if you are still a bit unsure just bring along the ingeredients and we will all show you 1001 different ways to cook it!! There will also be a few tutorials thrown in for the newer members, so there is an opportunity not to be missed, and there are quite a few newer members attending so you are not on your own.
Hope to see you at the weekend
Edited by smokewood - 6/29/15 at 6:45am