Saturday, 2 May 2020

Counties of the UK: Greater Manchester

This is the next instalment of my monthly feature going through the Counties of the UK in alphabetical order to check out things of interest.  I hope you enjoy it

Location – Greater Manchester is a landlocked county in the North West.  It is connected to the sea via a canal. Most of Greater Manchester is urban.


Unusual town name – Flowery Field

Flower – common cotton-grass

Signature foods – Black pudding, Rag pudding, Boddington's beer

Famous places to visit – Old Trafford (Manchester United), Stockport Viaduct, Lowry Cultural Centre (Salford), Smithills Hall, Wigan Pier, Marple

Famous people from Greater Manchester – Andy Gibb, Liam & Noel Gallagher, Davy Jones, David Lloyd-George, Emmeline Pankhurst, The Hollies, Simply Red, Fred Perry (tennis), Cherie Blair, Victoria Wood, Jenny Ryan,

Go to this Pinboard to see the Counties of the UK


  1. My daughter lives in Manchester. In victorian times it was a hive of industry and its symbol was the bee - a hard worker, part of a larger community, producing good, sweet things. In the old buildings from that time you will see lots of bees, carvings, tiles, on windows etc. In recent years, they've rediscovered their emblem and it's all over the modern city, buzzing with life. A truly great and beautiful place to visit.


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