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Bradfordian, Mancunian, Liverpudlian, etc.

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:D

Feel free to give me some back. After all Bradford and Leeds folk have been happily slagging each other off for the past 300 years. Long may it continue; let's face it, for Yorkshire folk, slagging of Lancashire is like shooting fish in a barrel. ;)

We've still got a cathedral, by the way. And we still formed the Labour Party and the Barbarians RUFC. And Saltaire is still a World Heritage Site. And our city centre is built out of Yorkshire Sandstone, from Bradford.

And, for this week at least, we're above you in the Superleague table.

B)

Coming from Bramley as a lad we used to have the Old oak tree on Leeds and Bradford road as our local,and on a friday and saturday night we used to toss a coin which direction we went,bus or taxi down to town or over to Bradford .We had some good nights in those days at the Mecca and the pubs seemed like locals as opposed to Leeds city centre pubs.You are Welsh ?so here is an old local saying "Any cock can crow on its own midden"

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Residents of Armley were known as square heads.I wonder ifit had something to do with the prison ?

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Apparently, the army used to refer to Falklanders as 'Bennies', after the dimwitted character from 'Crossroads'. An official order was given, telling people to stop using this name.

So they started calling them 'Stills' instead... "cause they're still Bennies". :D

The locals responded by calling the soldiers "wheneyes" due to them constantly going on about "when I was at Goose Green" etc

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:D

Feel free to give me some back. After all Bradford and Leeds folk have been happily slagging each other off for the past 300 years. Long may it continue; let's face it, for Yorkshire folk, slagging of Lancashire is like shooting fish in a barrel. ;)

We've still got a cathedral, by the way. And we still formed the Labour Party and the Barbarians RUFC. And Saltaire is still a World Heritage Site. And our city centre is built out of Yorkshire Sandstone, from Bradford.

And, for this week at least, we're above you in the Superleague table.

B)

Bradford and Barbarians,sums it up really.

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Coming from Bramley as a lad we used to have the Old oak tree on Leeds and Bradford road as our local,and on a friday and saturday night we used to toss a coin which direction we went,bus or taxi down to town or over to Bradford .We had some good nights in those days at the Mecca and the pubs seemed like locals as opposed to Leeds city centre pubs.You are Welsh ?so here is an old local saying "Any cock can crow on its own midden"

I never failed in the Mecca.

Mind you, I only went there half a dozen times.

I don't think anyone in Bradford dislikes Leeds or its citizens. After all, everybody goes there to shop. However, we don't like it enough to want to live there, or to see our city subsumed by it.

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Call it jealousy if you like but it seems to me Leeds gets what Leeds wants.

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Call it jealousy if you like but it seems to me Leeds gets what Leeds wants.

Gipton.

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Gipton.

I see your Gipton and raise you Frizinghall,Great Horton and Thornbury.

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I see your Gipton and raise you Frizinghall,Great Horton and Thornbury.

Those areas used to be nice though. Frizinghall was pretty well to do. Whereas Gipton has always been a dump ;) I'll further raise you Little London.

When I worked in Scarborough, I was called a 'wessie' as in West Yorkshire.

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Those areas used to be nice though. Frizinghall was pretty well to do. Whereas Gipton has always been a dump ;) I'll further raise you Little London.

When I worked in Scarborough, I was called a 'wessie' as in West Yorkshire.

Time to play my trump cards,Listerhills and Manningham. ;)

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Time to play my trump cards,Listerhills and Manningham. ;)

You should have a walk round Manningham - there's a lot of outstanding buildings, some of it is dodgy but its not quite as bad as painted.

Listerhills is just an industrial area these days really. The upshot is that everywhere has iffy parts, some places just pretend otherwise.

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Time to play my trump cards,Listerhills and Manningham. ;)

Listerhills has the Black Swan, premium live band venue every Saturday... this week it's Jed's Blues Band ... a premier Camra pub ... the Fighting Cock ... and a top notch curryhouse ... the Punjab Sweet House.

Manningham has the hidden gem that is Cartwright Hall Museum set in lovely grounds. It also has two really good Catholic schools ... St Bede's and St Joseph's.

Beyond that, unfortunately you're right, they're a dump.

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Didn't know Jeds Blues Band were still going... I thought Jed died a few years back?

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I hope not ... I haven't seen him for years.

Brilliant singer and harmonica player though.

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Which day? :lol:

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Sad but true. Think I spent more time in Vinces Cafe or the Silver Jubilee curry house playing pool or Asteroids.

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Sad but true. Think I spent more time in Vinces Cafe or the Silver Jubilee curry house playing pool or Asteroids.

I heard that that curry house could play havoc with a bloke's asteroids.

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Gipton.

Those areas used to be nice though. Frizinghall was pretty well to do. Whereas Gipton has always been a dump ;) I'll further raise you Little London.

When I worked in Scarborough, I was called a 'wessie' as in West Yorkshire.

Well if thats all you can find Gipton and Little London ,It seems Leeds are getting off lightly.I grew up on the Broadlea's in the 50's early 60's and it was good solid working class families as was Gipton and seacroft and wyther's ,fairfields ,belle isle ,Halton moor etc,when it got to the 70's there were little area's where it started to get bad,but now I would not like to live on my old estate.I dont think this debate is about the state of council houses though, that is a social thing in every town and city.Thing thing is Leeds through the years appears to have got off rather lightly when the country has been hit by recession's. Now there must be a reason for this.Is it because Leeds reinvented itself as a financial and legal centre?or is it that leeds has alway's had a diversity of industry's?

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... this week it's Jed's Blues Band ...

Would that be Jed Thomas?

In which case I approve.

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Thing thing is Leeds through the years appears to have got off rather lightly when the country has been hit by recession's. Now there must be a reason for this.Is it because Leeds reinvented itself as a financial and legal centre?or is it that leeds has alway's had a diversity of industry's?

One reason is that Leeds has been tougher on claimants than the other authorities in West and South Yorkshire. Whereas Bradford Council has gone out of its way to to support social services, Leeds has put as much as possible into capital projects. Also, recent experience has led me to be distrustful of the planning process in Bradford; maybe Leeds has been more encouraging of new developments and the developers can have confidence in Leeds Council's decisions and processes.

With regard to attracting outside investment, Leeds is "sexier" and has a positive 21st century image. Most outsiders think that Bradford is a basket case rustbucket town ... and not without reason given the town's performance over the past twenty years.

Bradford's got its problems but its got a heart of gold. I don't know any newcomer with a professional career who doesn't love it.

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Leeds were going to knock down all their old buildings like Bradford did....but ran out of money to do it. Luckily for them.

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