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An American in Manchester

Old 17th Nov 2018, 12:05
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Excellent article, thanks for the link.
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Old 17th Nov 2018, 12:24
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There is a thread running in a similar vein over at ARRse..


They get a bit more animated over there...
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Old 17th Nov 2018, 12:45
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Originally Posted by eal401 View Post
People OK with their citizens having their "brains" blown out by guns on a regular basis are upset by natural feeding of a baby or someone who has enjoyed a few drinks.

I can certainly spot the idiots in this piece....
Who says I'm ok with it? You do make it easy to point out the idiots by assuming something as bloody stupid as that. Anyway, Brits are thin skinned when it comes to incoming, this thread an example of that.
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Old 17th Nov 2018, 12:48
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'ull, 'ell and 'alifax were what I was taught as a child.
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Old 17th Nov 2018, 13:35
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Originally Posted by Ogre View Post
Could have been worse, she could have gone to 'ull...... (talking to the locals I was under the impressions that was the correct name and the "H" was silent).
Would that be 'ull on't 'umber?

Used to drive through it.

Onto a North Sea Ferry for Euro-port.

Never set foot in 'ull!
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Old 17th Nov 2018, 13:36
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Old 18th Nov 2018, 19:29
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Sorry to dissapoint, I cannot hear the railway from my hallowed halls so would have no reason to complain.
Why do you have a downer on A.G.S?
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 04:51
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The best thing i remember visiting Manchester at Xmas, as an Aussie, was the number of people who would ask me for directions when i was walking down to the pub! It happened every time!!!

I just said "I'm not from 'round here mate..."

The pubs were nice, the people were nice, but the beer was shite...
Fosters or that swill they tip back into the keg... I ended up drinking Bud...
No one in Australia (that I know) has EVER drunk Fosters...
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 05:01
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Yes, I remember scrambling to the local corner pub after work in Sydney in time to get a schooner, maybe two, of Tooheys Old, before closing time.
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 05:35
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Originally Posted by tremblerman View Post
Sorry to dissapoint, I cannot hear the railway from my hallowed halls so would have no reason to complain.
Why do you have a downer on A.G.S?
Some time ago, on here, there was a longish thread about somebody called Fred and his interpretation of "extra curricular activities " which prompted quite a few comments about AGS most of which were far from complimentary.

This hallowed hall of learning was overseen for many years by an individual who was autocratic enough to make Saddam look benevolent and , ably supported by many members of his staff, combined the traits of socio / psychopath in equal measure. On arrival at said institution, you were streamed, unless you had obvious academic ability...which lets me out of course.....according to which side of Altrincham you came from. Assuming you survived your incarceration, the next step was a career....for said sociopath, the options were these......Oxbridge . Darters or Sanders.....Cranners was never even considered as it was the RAF and he loathed the RAF....Halton ?...some place for low grade engineers and totally disregarded but, strangely, Hamble was acceptable to him. No others possible careers were considered suitable although medicine was tolerated.

Rugby posts were banned on the playing fields, you had a compulsory 10 15 mins walk to their location because he felt they ruined the aesthetics of the playing fields.! When he left, after being there for some considerable time, the collection amounted to a mere 67 or thereabouts, such was his immense popularity.

The local population however were, and always have been, those who adore themselves, dedicated Tories and convinced of their own social superiority. Next time you venture to Sainsbury's, take a walk to Goose Green and ask yourself, who, apart form the desperate for a post code, would choose to live in the flats that are deprived of light for most of the day, or further afield, those flats facing Canal road leading down from Timperley station.....as wuz, now a Metrolink minimal shelter stop.

"the beer was shite " ...

Ah, a jaded Aussie palate then !......actually, had you been offered a product from a now defunct brewery called "Wilsons" you would have a valid point. Wilsons was very good, assuming the landlord knew what they were doing, but didn't, as they say, " travel well " and what emerged at the pump tended to reflect this.....however, there was an alternative, well two actually, in order of priority....the first being Boddingtons. formerly located conveniently for Strangeways nick, or, Robinsons from Stockport.....both were acceptable and still are, albeit even these have, sadly, fallen victim in part to modern tastes.....the best thing that can be said about a rival, "Hydes" is that it made the R.Irwell look, and probably taste, palatable in comparison .

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Old 19th Nov 2018, 16:08
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What about Holts Nectar ?
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 17:40
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Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
Yes, I remember scrambling to the local corner pub after work in Sydney in time to get a schooner, maybe two, of Tooheys Old, before closing time.

Some of the best times of my life were warm summer evenings in Freemantle with seemingly endless quantities of ice cold draft Swan.
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 17:45
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JW Lees for proper beer, it has been brewing Bitter for almost 200 years, started brewing new fangled lager in 1995, lots of modern craft beers, but no need really, the proper stuff is available from the haunted brewery in Middleton.
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 19:32
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JW Lees Manchester Craft Lager is an excellent brew though a tad expensive, even for a Hale resident.
I quite enjoy the Original Lager, better price as well.
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 22:36
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John Willie Lee's beer is an acquired taste and most people don't.

Holts is far superior, has better establishments and actually comes from Manchester not a small town in Rochdale.
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