Hatter's Hostel

2 out of 5 stars2 Stars

50 Newton Street, Manchester, United Kingdom
Hatter's Hostel
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Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
22%
28
Very Good
42%
52
Average
17%
21
Poor
10%
13
Terrible
7%
9

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 23% less and rated 15% higher than other 2 star hotels

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  • Families0
  • Couples66
  • Solo72
  • Business80

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manchester town hall

by enginedriver

I would like to know what the ball on the top is made of and who made it?

Re: manchester town hall

by leics

The official description in 1877 says:

'The finial consists of a ball two feet in diameter, covered with spikes and forms the termination of the lightning conductor, having from below the appearance of the city crest.’

The Manchester Evening news says:

'On the top of the spire is a golden ball with spikes symbolising a cotton bud about to burst, but also the sun, for wherever the sun shines Manchester had business.'

It's probably gilded copper (as it's a lightning conductor).

No idea who made it, sorry. I suspect credit was never given to any one individual.

Wonder if another VT-er knows more?

Re: manchester town hall

by pieter_jan_v

Difficult to find the answer on the web. You probably have to dig into some archives.

BTW I found quiet an interesting record doing the search:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_soXI82GSn1A/SbxS5LNdDgI/AAAAAAAABlE/8SWle5mBf6s/s1600-h/Manicured-Noise_Faith_200px.jpg


PJ

Re: manchester town hall

by rkall

It’s hard to find the answer over the Internet.
According to The Manchester Evening news

'On the top of the spire is a golden ball with spikes symbolising a cotton bud about to burst, but also the sun, for wherever the sun shines Manchester had business.'

Re: manchester town hall

by pieter_jan_v

I've been on that site, but I was looking for the creators (and the date of creation).


PJ

Travel Tips for Manchester

Visit Old Trafford - Home of...

by StretfordEnd

Visit Old Trafford - Home of Manchester United.
A vast 67000 seat Stadium, complete with themed shops, restaurants and a must see Museum charting the History of United. Take the Metro form the City Centre, Direction Altrincham, to OLD TRAFFORD. Manchester on a United match day. Awash with the supporters of United, who pack the bars to sing the praises of their team.

The Peterloo Massacre

by Balam

For those interested in working class politics and women's suffrage, Manchester and it's rich labour and women's history is where to start. If the date the 16th August, 1819 isn't ringing any historical bells - then lets start here with the horrendous attack on a crowd of 50,000 gathering in St Peter's Fields for a mass meeting of radical reformers.

This peaceful protest, against increasing unemployment with the introduction of new machinery and only the aristocracy with power and representation in parliament, was stormed by the Manchester Yeomanry Cavalry, inexperienced, young and apparently drunk soldiers. They hacked they're way through the crowd of men, women and children with sabres, resulting in 11 deaths, 2 or whom were women, and hundreds of injuries. See the Peterloo display in the People's History Museum where you can hear the stories of some of the demonstrators who were there.

horse racing

by iaint

An excellent course.
Well laid out and maintained.
Picturesque paddock and parade ring.
Great food and drink facilities.
No access problems.

Oh. I picked 2 winners from 6 races, and won £105, so I am prejudiced! The right clothing - you must adhere to a dress code if you are in certain enclosures (suit and tie, for example, in the Premier Enclosure).

Check the weather forecast for temperature and rainfall. Many women had their party dresses (and fake suntan) on, so they were turning a bit blue by the end.

Apparently fake suntan doesn't keep you warm on a cool, July, summer evening.

Hats Hats Hats

by tvor

Stockport - Denby was one of the most important hat making areas over the last couple of centuries up until about the 1940's. Felt was the main material hats were made of around here, from wool or fur, mainly rabbit fur. The big London hat retailers may have stamped the hats with their mark but the hats were manufactured here. In Stockport there is a hat museum on the site of one of the factories and it’s called Hatworks. There is a free conducted tour that starts with a film, some of which is rare footage from the 1930's of Battersby's Hat works. We were told how they were made, first by hand and later by machine. Hats made out of felt had shellac added for stiffness and were shaped over wooden forms to give the hat it's shape. The museum has all sorts of exhibits of hats of every kind, ceremonial, sporting, military, religious, dress, etc. There was a big felt tent called a Yurt that is seen around Central Asia. Felt is believed to be an older craft even than weaving and the craft of hatting has been a British guild since the 16th century.

And the phrase "Mad as a Hatter"? Well the felt used to be treated with mercury during the processing and the handlers of course absorbed the deadly chemical and it adversely affected their nervous systems! The cafe in the museum was very nice also for a light meal.

To get there, you can take a bus to Stockport. The museum is visible from the big bus terminus. Check the website for specifics.

Trafford Centre

by orlikins

Trafford Centre - it is literally the most beautiful shopping center I have ever been to and oh the sales!!! :))
All the main UK retailers are there like Debenhams, Boots etc, with much more competive prices than back in Dublin. When I was there, there were loads of Manchester Commonwealth Games memorabilia being sold, but I didnt bother with any of that kind of stuff

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Address: 50 Newton Street, Manchester, United Kingdom