10 Awesome Things Manchester Gave the World

As a Manchester based business, we’re passionate about our city (of course we’re not biased). Established in 1875 we have a rich heritage that spans decades. We thought we would share some of the cities most exciting achievements.

Feminism & Votes for Women

Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of the Suffragette movement, was born and raised in Moss Side

Photo credit Encyclopedia Britannica


Alan Turing, who lived in Wilmslow, has been credited as the father of modern day computer science, creating the first computer.


Photo credit Pinterest.


Home of Tony Wilson who brought us Joy Division and New Order, along with The Stone Roses, The Smiths, Happy Mondays and Oasis, not forgetting The Hacienda who lead the clubbing revolution in the UK.

Photo credit Redbubble.


Two World Class Teams – Manchester City and Manchester United, with fierce rivalry on Derby Day.

Photo credit Wikipedia.

Coronation Street

Less depressing than the Southern alternative (Eastenders), longer running that any other soap on TV, and home of Betty’s famous hot pot.

Photo credit Radio Times.

British Fashion

Manchester was the heart of the textile industry during the Industrial Revolution.

Photo credit MEN.

Rolls Royce

Manchester is the city in which Henry Royce created the first model.

Photo credit Luxury Magazine.

Marks & Spencer

The first store opened in Hulme in 1894.

Photo credit Daily Express.

The Mancunian Accent

The warmest and most down-to-earth accent in the UK. Here’s some key Mancunian translations for you,

“Our Kid” (sibling or friend)

“Scran” (food)

“Gaff” (house or flat)

Photo credit Etsy.

The London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

The handiwork of our very own Danny Boyle of Bury.

Photo credit Hollywood Reporter.

Have you been to Manchester? What do you love about the city? Let us know in the comments or on social!

Featured image from Visit Manchester.

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