If you are a bar person,...
If you are a bar person, you will be in heaven!
Manchester has a whole heap of bars winking at you from every corner of the City center..the 'in' places to be are 'Loaf', Living Room' and the Castlefield area of town...
Many places will not tolerate jeans and trainers, so be warned, the queues are absurd outside places such as 'Loaf' etc, but if you feel its worth it, take your knitting, cos on a saturday night, you may have to knit an umbrella while you wait for your first beer...
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Sir Robert Peel MP
Sir Robert Peel is possibly one of Greater Manchester's most celebrated historic figures. Manchester's first ever outdoor statue raised by public subscription was the Peel Monument in Piccadilly, Manchester, erected to honour Sir Robert Peel following his unexpected death in 1850, following a fall from his horse while riding in Hyde Park in London.
Peel was Prime Minister at that time, and the whole nation mourned his death, and especially his native town of Bury, where a town centre statue was installed, as well as the dominating Peel Tower overlooking the whole of Bury from the top of Holcombe Hill nearby. Peel was born in 1788 at Chamber Hall in Bury, the eldest son of the first Sir Robert Peel, whole calico printing business had made him one of the richest industrialists in Britain.
The younger Peel was educated at Harrow School and at Oxford University, before becoming a Member of Parliament at the age of 21. He went on to hold a number of important government posts, including that of Home Secretary, when he laid the foundations of the Metropolitan Police Force. Until relatively recent times, policemen were still known
ffectionately as "Bobbies" or "Peelers". As Prime Minister, it was he who was responsible, despite great opposition from many of his party, for the Repeal of the Corn Laws. This brought him great popularity with the common people.
Manchester's Peel Memorial Committee collected over £3,000 in 4 days from the town's people, so that the best possible monument could be raised to his memory.
The sculptor William Calder Marshall was commissioned to create the work, which was unveiled on 12th October 1853.
Statues to commemorate Peel were raised in towns throughout Great Britain, including London, and, of course, in his native town of Bury.
Cheer for City
Cheer for Manchester CIty. They are so bad, they need it.
What difference can you make?
Well, they say, "The crowd is an extra player" Bundle up. And earplugs to drown out the foul language.
Towpath, Wigan and Liverpool...
Towpath, Wigan and Liverpool Canal, Wigan
One of the prime ways to admire Wigan’s best known tourist attraction, Wigan Pier, is by walking the towpath of the historic Wigan and Liverpool Canal which meanders through the town. Well surfaced throughout and an ideal cycle way, the path borders what was once a very important industrial highway. Raw cotton arrived for the town’s many voracious spinning mills after landing at the Mersey Docks, while a seemingly endless procession of barges full of coal exported the black gold from the massive Wigan coalfield. Head north and barely a mile out of Wigan, the towpath becomes the ideal gateway to explore the surprising countryside of Crooke, Gathurst, Shevington and Wrightington. On your walk be sure to venture into some of the local pubs you pass, you'll be sure to hear tales of way back when.............eh when I was a lad..........
Luxury Lingerie and More
Agent Provocateur is an exclusive lingerie shop selling designer lingerie and "accessories".
The range is designed by Vivienne Westwood's son Joe and his partner so it is very top end of the market.
Lingerie ranges have names like "Kitty" "Bonbon" and "Cookie" and range from black and really sexy to pink and very sweet. There are also gloves, shoes, perfumes and candles as well as a collection of more adventurous accessories (in the case in between the small room between the 2 larger ones).
Staff all wear matching pink low cut dresses to co-ordinate with the decor and style of the shop.
Even if you don't buy, this is a great shop to have a look in - make sure you go through to the back where the changing rooms are, which is decorated like a sumptious boudoir with a huge bed, mirrors and heavy curtains. All the products are unique to the shop. The perfume, body lotion and scented candle are specially nice as gifts and the carrier bag they come in is worth saving. This is expensive stuff and beautifully packaged - souvenir gifts from here will impress any girl!