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Just looking on old maps and noticed that Manchester Airport was in Cheshire, i wonder how much they got paid off to have that land took ?

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Think Wythenshawe was in Cheshire too. Manchester council bought it off CCC. Hope they didn't pay much.

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10 minutes ago, leigh white said:

Just looking on old maps and noticed that Manchester Airport was in Cheshire, i wonder how much they got paid off to have that land took ?

Nothing I think. An Act of Parliament created Greater Manchester. I always remember it was basically the old SELNEC area: South East Lancashire & North East Cheshire. I was once chatting to a chap in a bar who told me he was from Cheshire, Stalybridge specifically. Much like many in Greater Manchester still consider ourselves Lancastrians.

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Wasn't Stockport (or parts of) in Cheshire?

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As part of the Greater Manchester take over, ownership was granted to the 10 borough councils making up GMC; Manchester, Tameside, Stockport, Bury, Bolton, Rochdale, Wigan, Oldham, Salford  & Stretford .

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25 minutes ago, Traf said:

Wasn't Stockport (or parts of) in Cheshire?

Yes. South of the Mersey. 

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Cheshire goes way further east than I imagined

Pretty sure Mossley way Cheshire lancs yorks and derbyshire meet up

Might have chucked a county too many in the mix

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13 hours ago, Traf said:

Wasn't Stockport (or parts of) in Cheshire?

Still is

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20 minutes ago, Mannyroader said:

Pre '74 wasn't Walkden in Bolton, now in Salford?

Doubt it

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I remember Atherton being it's own Atherton Urban District Council (AUDC) until the wankers lumped us in as Wigginers

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20 minutes ago, athywhite1958 said:

I remember Atherton being it's own Atherton Urban District Council (AUDC) until the wankers lumped us in as Wigginers

A town full of trendy wine bars, two train stations and a team in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, what more do you want you moaning cunt. 😄

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1 hour ago, leigh white said:

A town full of trendy wine bars, two train stations and a team in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, what more do you want you moaning cunt. 😄

I do not want to be under WIGGIN

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1 hour ago, athywhite1958 said:

I do not want to be under WIGGIN

Same here R, we got well hoodwinked falling into that trap with our councillors in 74.

Edited by leigh white

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Salford is massive.

Driving along the A6 the Boundary Stone is just past Cutacre Lane. ( first on left after recyling place). Then it stretches to Stretford and the docks and Cadishead. ( including an American Soccer Franchise).

 

Heading the other way it stretches almost to Whitefield.

The old Lancashire boundarys are interesting to look at . 

I always put down Lancashire have never used greater manchester.

Living in Howfen is confusing though  .

Bolton post code , Pie eaters phone code.

Whats that all about ?

 

 

 

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WH is Wigan

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Of course it is

You only need to look at and listen to the residents

All gormless

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On 06/07/2020 at 02:59, athywhite1958 said:

I do not want to be under WIGGIN

Have to admit, when I saw the thread title and the instigator my first thought was "Here we go again. Wigan denials".

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I always had Westhoughton down as just about Bolton, like Blackrod, but tarnished enough by the border to try and just ignore it

What i didn't know till i did a search just now is this Howfen place people speak of is a "nickname" for Westhoughton, ie the same place 

Is this so people don't think you're from Westhoughton?

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9 hours ago, bolty58 said:

Have to admit, when I saw the thread title and the instigator my first thought was "Here we go again. Wigan denials".

Come on P, how the fuck can you not deny being part of Wiggin ( waits now for BiE to add his twopenerth)

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