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#41 JohnM

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:16 PM

somebody from Kippax is a Kippicer
somebody from Pontefract is a pomfretian

And someone from St Helens is unfortunate

Edited by JohnM, 02 February 2013 - 09:16 PM.

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#42 Trojan

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:57 PM

And someone from St Helens is unfortunate

Shouldn't that be Snellins?

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#43 Ex-Kirkholt

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:08 AM

I believe people from Slaithwaite are called "Moonrakers"

Moonraker is also used for people from Middleton (North Manchester - not Leeds)

A "Monkey towner" is someone from Heywood. The story I heard from my Gran was that all the stools in Heywood pubs had slits in the seats so that you could put your hand through and then lift them up to move them. Parents would tell their children that the slits were for the "simian" locals to put their tails through !

Methven Hornet might dispute this though !

Edited by Ex-Kirkholt, 03 February 2013 - 01:09 AM.

Looks like it wer' organised by't Pennine League

#44 Wolford6

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:08 AM

Side issue, but prompted by Ex-Kirkholt's barstool comment.

What happened to all the beaten-brass-top pub tables? There are very few local pubs that still have them and I have always wanted one.

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#45 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:50 AM

Bedford - bedfordian

As for Heywood/Monkey Town, I think there are 2 stories, one is regarding bar stools and the other is because Irish navvies used to pronounce the Heap bridge area as 'Ape bridge'. Both are not entirely convincing!

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#46 Ullman

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:49 AM

Dundonian, Warringtonian, Glaswegian, Swindonian, Bristolian, Widnesian, Wiganer...

Jokes aside, what is someone called if there from Hull or Lincoln or Grimsby or Leeds or Newcastle or Wakefield or Torquay or Edinburgh or Exeter, etc.

And what is the term for these names of "people who come from that place"?!

We get called all sorts. The polite version is Hullensian.

Folk from Gimsby are Grimbarians (again the polite version).

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#47 Methven Hornet

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:31 PM

Moonraker is also used for people from Middleton (North Manchester - not Leeds)

A "Monkey towner" is someone from Heywood. The story I heard from my Gran was that all the stools in Heywood pubs had slits in the seats so that you could put your hand through and then lift them up to move them. Parents would tell their children that the slits were for the "simian" locals to put their tails through !

Methven Hornet might dispute this though !


I like the explanation, but it ignores the fact that many other places had similar bar stools. The local pronunciation of Heap, which was the name for the area the settlement of Heywood emerged from, is probably the origin of the term.
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#48 Ullman

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

I wonder what they call people from Wetwang.

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#49 Trojan

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:01 PM

I wonder what they call people from Wetwang.

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#50 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

My dad always used the term "Loiner" in a derogatory sense - "a right Leeds Loiner" - a city slicker, bit of a smart alec. Morley where I come from regards itself as a cut above Leeds. ;)
We are Morleans. Those from Ossett where my wife comes from are Ossettonians.
Leodensians is the proper term for those from Leeds - the Union team of Leeds Grammar School Old Boys is "Old Leodensians"
The Leeds history website is Leodis.
I believe people from Slaithwaite are called "Moonrakers"

First time I worked in Morley just after it came under LCC control in the 70s,I was working for leeds public works dept .we all remarked how friendly and laid back the locals were compaired to areas of Leeds

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#51 WearyRhino

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:21 PM

Of course in reality Morley is just a suburb of Leeds. ;)


#52 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

Of course in reality Morley is just a suburb of Leeds. ;)

Up to the mid 70s it was a Town with its own council as was pudsey

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#53 WearyRhino

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:16 PM

Up to the mid 70s it was a Town with its own council as was pudsey


Whoosh!

Just a Leeds suburb like Bradford will be in a few generations time. I guess Bradford will eventually be known as West Leeds.

#54 Ullman

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:54 PM

Paul Hudson :lol: :lol: :lol:

:)
He's a Wetwang wannabee.

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#55 Wolford6

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:36 PM

Whoosh!

Just a Leeds suburb like Bradford will be in a few generations time. I guess Bradford will eventually be known as West Leeds.


Sorry, but Leeds natives will be recognised as plastic Bradfordians.

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#56 Old Frightful

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:51 PM

so does whoosh apparently

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#57 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

Sorry, but Leeds natives will be recognised as plastic Bradfordians.

:o

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#58 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

Sorry, but Leeds natives will be recognised as plastic Bradfordians.

Just think what an LS postcode would do for property prices in Bradford?

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#59 Wolford6

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

Just think what an LS postcode would do for property prices in Bradford?


Just think what a BD3 postcode would do for property prices in Leeds.
;) :D

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#60 Wolford6

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:42 PM

Seriously, I don't think Bradford and Leeds residents would ever consider being lumped together under the other's name. In 1973, a similar problem occurred when historic rival towns Dewsbury and Huddersfield were programmed to merge under a new unitary local authority. Neither would give way and so a compromise of Kirklees was adopted, named after Kirklees Hall, where Robin Hood is buried.

When the boundaries were finalised and implemented, Kirklees Hall actually ended up in Calderdale. The situation still exists today ... Kirklees Council is named after a place outside its boundaries. Don't expect it to be re-named as Huddersfield Council anytime soon.

:)

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