Is Manchester/Salford the dingyest place in the world?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Andy_Euph, Oct 22, 2004.


Is Manc/Salford the dingyest place ever?

  1. Yup indeedy

    14 vote(s)
  2. Nope

    21 vote(s)
  1. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    Having only lived here for over a month I can't believe how wet it is! Don't think i've seen the sun once, i mean i'm from northumberland and the weather there isn't even as bad as this!
  2. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Plymouth has more rain than Manchester does

  3. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Well it does have a reputation for rain
  4. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Some parts of manchester and salford are truly beautiful, but you have to get out of the city to see most of them.

    One of Manchester's big problems is that there is constant regenreation and re-building going on that makes the air quality amongst the poorest in the country. It seems that, having got rid of the smoke and smog they've decided to fill the vacuum with brick dust.

    If you have a car get out into the countryside, which is usually only a few miles away. You'll see a different side of the city then.

    The weather won't change much though - not until spring. :)
  5. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    Think yourself lucky - geographically you are in the 'rain shadow' of North and Mid Wales - the prevailing southwest wind takes the moist air from the atlantic up over the cold mountains and precipitates rain there - meaning that the air is dryer by the time it reaches you.

    Try going to somewhere like Blaeunau Ffestiniog - Manchester is like the sahara in comparison.
  6. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    LOL u should go to skelmersdale! heehee its pure roundabouts, there isnt a single set of traffic lights, and it all looks the same, and it rains lots, and doesnt get much sun... aaaaand has anyone ever been skem beach?
  7. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    :D You've just reminded me of the first time I drove to Skem. I thought I would never get out of the place. It was like Hampton Court Maze without the charm. All the roundabouts look the same, all the signs say the same thing and it doesn't make any difference which exit you take off a roundabout you just end up going round and round in circles.

    I must admit that, in the end I gave up and let my partner drive.
  8. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    lol the council r tryin to make it easier to find ur way round skem, by puttin things on the roundabouts... have u seen ne of them?
  9. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    I'll have to go by your way at some point....

    In Salford they have just put up loads of pink signs on roundabouts... think it's to show you're in Salford.... *cough*.... at first it was an April fools joke or something and now it's no joke! :lol:
  10. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    To be honest I avoid skem if I can. I don't need the stress and I haven't given anyone a lift from band since I got two of us lost for a couple of hours and his parents called the police out :shock:

    I can well understand thewm doing that but it was very embarrassing none-the-less:oops:
  11. TuTuKu

    TuTuKu Active Member

    I hope not!! I've just received an offer from manchester uni for next year! It'd beter brighten up if I go there!!
  12. aimee_euph

    aimee_euph Member

    manchester is a lovely place, andy dont be so negative!!

    Salford is dingy in more ways than one, all those sexy derelict buildings....

    I warned you before you moved there that it is always rainy and windy and cold!
    Nonetheless, not as bad as Prestatyn and Rhyl...always rains when am there!
  13. jonford

    jonford Member

    The new pink IN Salford logos are a bit mad! Why pink? doesn't suit Salford!

    I like Manchester a lot and since the bombing some of the buildings are a lot nicer and cleaner but Salford as an area does have it's reputation!
  14. Raspberry

    Raspberry Member

    Manchester is a good place to visit whatever the weather. Mind you I remember when I used to be at Uni in Preston - I used to get fed up with the rain there as it never seemed to stop raining.

    I used to take my brolly with me whenever I remembered - if I remembered to take my brolly it didn't rain, however, I forgot to bring my brolly - I used to get soaked to the bone!
  15. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    WOW! I'm glad that happens to someone else. I used to think it was just me.:shock:
  16. bigcol

    bigcol Member

    As hailing from Manchester I should now how wet it is. With the irish sea on one side and Pennines on the other, rain is just naturally attracted to South East Lancashire.

    Another thing you'll find is that is rarely snows - just a dusting on about 6th February is all you'll get.

    Weather is much nicer (if a tad colder) in the North East.
  17. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member

    Have you been to Stanley, Andy??????????
  18. IckleSop

    IckleSop Active Member

    Manchester is a great place, yet when it wants to rain will, but is'nt just Manchester that gets the horrible weather. Blame it on the weather guy on Tv.
    As for Salford............. i hate the place!
  19. Sharpy

    Sharpy Member

    Dont get me wrong, I loved every minute(nearly!) of being in Salford at Uni. But I dont remember it being sunny at all! I suppose it must have been at some point but I just remember it being grey and grim!! But now I live in Scotland and its always wet! (Only joking! Before I get abuse from the jocks!!!!!)
  20. IckleSop

    IckleSop Active Member

    you cant say that!!!!! when i was working in manc in july it was roasting!