What exactly makes Great Britain so ‘Great’?
Is it what we have contributed to the world? What we offer? Or is it the people that make Great Britain proud?
Let’s take a look at some of Manchester’s greatest exports of all types and let us know what you think!
The leader of the Suffragette movement. The woman who made it possible to give all women in Great Britain a voice that is heard. Did you know that she was born and raised in Moss Side, an infamous district in Manchester? No neither did I, but it makes me feel that little more proud of Manchester!
The genius director behind cult classic ‘Trainspotting’ and multi award winning ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, clearly this is one talented Mancunian, hailing from little old Radcliffe in Bury. Who can forget the London 2012 Opening Ceremony? The ceremony that Danny directed… see what I mean? Genius!
I think it’s fair that I just have to list bands in this section… Oasis, Joy Division/New Order, Take That, Happy Mondays, Elbow, The Smiths, Lisa Stansfield, Mick Hucknall, The Bee Gees, The Chemical Brothers, The Stone Roses, M People, Morrissey, The Verve… an eclectic bunch but you can see the amount of talent that is literally squeezed into the Northern Powerhouse that is Manchester!
Where would the world be without the ultimate luxury on 4 wheels, that is the Rolls-Royce? The the Two Cylinder Royce 10 in a Manchester factory in 1904 by Henry Royce, who then later went on to meet his buddy Charles Rolls at the well known Midland Hotel, also in 1904.
The story of Alan Turing is absolutely heartbreaking, this ridiculously intelligent chap not only helped to crack the Enigma code during World War II but also his work at the University of Manchester in 1950 created modern computing as we know it, with the invention of the first computer.
So there you have it, a few snippets of what makes Manchester so great and in turn adding to the greatness of Great Britain! Manchester also narrowly missed out on being Great Britain’s home to a Super Casino, but fear not, you can always check out great bingo offers no matter where you are located!