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silomas

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Being a manc
« on: 14:49:12, 27/06/23 »
Hi guys. I just wanted to get a few points of view from this forum about how you guys view being a manc and what qualities qualify someone as being a manc. Is there a specific area in which you ought to have been born or brought up? Similar to being within earshot of the Bow Bells in London or Liverpool's 1 O'clock gun? I'm fascinated with the exclusivity with which scousers especially treat their connection to Liverpool.



I would consider myself a manc, I was born at St Mary's on Oxford Road but was brought up in Audenshaw which is in Tameside but has an M postcode and is within the M60. So I've been looking into whether the difference between where you were born and where you were raised (Even though in my case it's only a difference of about 6 miles) has any impact on someone's perceived identity.

I'd love to hear your own stories and perhaps your "rules" on what you think classifies someone as a manc. There doesn't seem to bee any hard and fast, stringent regulations, I've seen all sorts of things looking through twitter from being born within sight of the strangeways tower, to just within the actual borough of Manchester to within the M60. Once you were born in Manchester are you a manc for life? Or does where you were raised play a role too?


Very interested to hear your views!

celeste

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Re: Being a manc
« Reply #1 on: 17:49:00, 27/06/23 »
I was in the middle of my reply and it suddenly disappeared,


over to you Parky,  Lozflan and St Chads etc.
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lozflan

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Re: Being a manc
« Reply #2 on: 07:41:21, 28/06/23 »
Anybody spot the bee? imo A manc is born there,is schooled ,finds entertainment and even finds work,all the near the City center the better.
You may leave,to find greener pastures but Manchester is home.
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celeste

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Re: Being a manc
« Reply #3 on: 10:11:21, 28/06/23 »
Yes I did spot the bee  :)


I like going to Manchester when it's sunny,  like Affleck's Palace,  miss Kendals,  Waterstones and the buzz (bee) of the city. O0
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Re: Being a manc
« Reply #4 on: 11:52:17, 28/06/23 »
I think it largely depends on the area you come up in, born Manchester and grew up in Higher Broughton Salford,  and Cheetham Hill   loved my youth back then, the Strangeways tower certainly was hard not to notice, every district was special, the people of Cheetham hill would have certainly had a different perspective about what it is to be a Mancunian to someone that grew up in,  say, Didsbury or Chorlton.
  As for any special feelings about Manchester, none really, happy memories though  :)