Manchester Local Customs

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  • 1. Gov't/Consulates

    EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES (taken with thanks from Australian Consulate Chatsworth House, Lever Street, Manchester, M1 Phone: (0161)228 1344, 236 9815 Emergency Visa Enquiries after...

  • 2. Dinner or lunch?

    In the North of England and especially in Manchester we have different words for meal times. Breakfast is always the same "breakie" is a slang term for this but...

  • 3. Smoking ban

    Smoking is banned from any public place in England. This means that you can not smoke in a restaurant, a pub or anywhere with 4 walls unless you are in your own...

  • 4. Gay Pride

    Manchester is very tolerable of people from the lesbian, gay and transgender community and such people are accepted. Of course there are the odd people who may...

  • 5. Cheers Mate!

    Those of you who have learned English will know that the word "Cheers" is something that you say when making a toast at a dinner party or a get together. This...

  • 6. UK Bank Holidays

    Bank Holidays in England are days in which most shops will be closed especially Banks, Post Offices, Building Societys. Shopping centres, Theme parks and super...

  • 7. Mancunian slang

    You will find that when you visit Manchester they sound a lot different from people that you might see on the BBC. You don't have to travel very far in England...

  • 8. Christmas in Manchester

    From Mid November until the week before Christmas, Manchester is buzzing with all kinds of great things. There is the famous winter markets which is the big...

  • 9. Manchester Christmas Markets

    Over the last few years Manchester has hosted Christmas Markets consisting of Stalls set out in various locations around the city. Now widely considered to be...

  • 10. The Shambles

    The name shambles originates from the middle English word 'schamel', meaning bench, i.e. benches were meat was displayed for sale. A Shambels would likely have...

  • 11. The Red Devils

    What is now Manchester United Football Club started life as 'Newton Heath Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Football Club' in 1978, formed by the workers of the...

  • 12. Haunted Manchester

    There are many reports of Haunted buildings in Manchester. This magnificent building in particular is said to be where Derek Acorah (of TV's Most Haunted) was...

  • 13. Madchester

    The 'Madchester' music scene developed in the late 1980's and early 1990's in Manchester, centered around Tony Wilson and Factory Records. The musical style of...

  • 14. Disappearing pubs

    (Tip written in 2007) Manchester is well known for its many good real ales pubs especially in and around the area known as the Northern Quarter. However, like...

  • 15. The Civil War

    During the Civil War Manchester was one of very few towns in Lancashire to support Parliament against King Charles I. Indeed it bears the dubious distinction of...

  • 16. Votes for Woman

    The Free Trade Hall now still stands on the site of the Peterloo Massacre. Here on 13 October 1905 Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney, armed with a banner...

  • 17. The Peterloo Massacre

    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...

  • 18. Santa Time

    At Christmas there is always a huge Santa on rooftop of the Town Hall. Its always a popular feature of the festive season - you can't miss it! In 2007 it was a...

  • 19. Cows in Manchester

    Until recently 150 colourful cows could be seen all over Manchester! It was a public art display but sadly it has now finished. Some 60 odd of them were sold at...

  • 20. Emotional Pygmies of Mancunia

    THIS DOES NOT AT ALL APPLY TO EVERY MANC: Mancunian Emotional Pygmies 'strength of feeling' ranges are diminutive because in their early teens they do not...

  • 21. Property Fetish

    Will elaborate later -Slowly realizing that people's homes approach the level of fetish and obsession, rather than just a place to live a significant life. The...

  • 22. English Hospitality

    I wandered around the simple brick-based houses in the neighborhoods of Manchester and found the natives, called 'English people', to be very hospitable.*...

  • 23. Museums involving Industrial Past Themes

    I love these places. Always spot on for honesty, creative, and I have never met a museum guide who wasn't willing to generously talk my ear off. Recommend any...

  • 24. Mancunianism in the New Age

    Mancunians can be Christians, Jewish, Muslim, Hindoo or part of one of these then part-animist or pure-animists. The animists are sometimes very concerned with...

  • 25. Heaving, Kecking, Barfing

    Drinking is a popular thing to do. So is barfing. Seeing someone barfing on the street from drinking too much is quite common. Why do they do it? Well, it's not...

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