Greater Manchester’s spirit is alive and well – and locals tend to agree that the city is the best in the UK. But where did all this local pride come from? Perhaps it simply stems from people opening their eyes and seeing how the place is changing – what with all the new bars, restaurants, shops and self-storage units for everyone to take advantage of. Or it could just be that there’s a long history of people bragging about how fabulous it is to live Manchester. With this in mind, here are three of the best quotes that really hit the nail right on the head about life in Greater Manchester.
“Manchester’s got everything except a beach.”
Stone Roses singer Ian Brown once pointed out the obvious: there isn’t a beach in Manchester. Seriously though, who needs the sand and sea when you’ve got ‘everything’ else? Rocker Ian masterfully managed to sum up with these words how there’s always something to sink your teeth into in Greater Manchester.
“And they’ve covered the cobbles, but they’ll never defeat, all the dreamers and schemers who still teem through these streets.”
Tony Walsh really captured the spirit of Manchester with his poem ‘This is the Place’. Despite the city’s modernisation and changing the landscape, it still firmly remains a place where dreams can come true – whether personally through the amazing social scene or professionally through all the work opportunities.
“This is Manchester, we do things differently here.”
Factory Records founder Tony Wilson could never find enough good words to say about Manchester. While he constantly promoted the city at every opportunity and realised it was a unique place to live, it’s this quote about ‘doing things differently’ that has stood the test of time. His words clearly reflect the ethos of local residents who aren’t afraid to break the mould, think outside the box and – most importantly – be themselves.
Manchester’s the place to be!
It’s clear that there’s something truly special about Manchester. Storage World’s self-storage units only serve to make life that much easier for people living here or moving to the city, meaning they can worry less about space and where to store their prized possessions and more about enjoying the city as a whole.