- On December 12, 2017
Manchester is an undisputed trend-setter – and locals really don’t need reminding of this fact. After all, the city has been responsible for propelling a number of movements right into the mainstream. In fact, to this day you can bet that many modern-day hair fads or fashion crazes will have some sort of roots in Manchester. The city though is also to thank for more long-standing trends that have stretched around the world since their humble beginnings in the North West. With this in mind, here are three things you never knew originated in Manchester.
Meat-eaters are constantly left in awe at the strength of those who can resist the likes of chicken, beef and pork. The amazing willpower in favour of animal welfare and better health was actually first seen in an official capacity in Manchester when Reverend William Cowherd began promoting vegetarianism in the city back in 1808. According to the NHS, more than 1.2 million people are now vegetarians.
Feminism, of course, has always existed in some form or another. But the first major mainstream movement was seen in Manchester in the early 20th century. Local-born Emmeline Pankhurst inspired – and continues to inspire – women to take action when she created the Women’s Social and Political Union it Manchester. It campaigned for the right to vote, but similar organisations still run to this very day with new aims.
Everyone has heard of Manchester United and Manchester City. But Manchester’s impact on the world of football actually stretches beyond these two successful teams. In 1988, the world’s first ever national football league was founded at the Royal Hotel in Manchester. Not only have other countries now followed suit, but there are numerous divisions of the league still in the UK.
Manchester is revolutionary!
Manchester is clearly a trailblazer like no other. It’s just one of the reasons why locals love living here so much and many are planning to call the city home one day. If you’re a proud resident looking to downsize, or you’re moving to the area and need temporary storage space, be sure to take advantage of our Manchester self-storage units so that you can get the most out of the city without being stuck for space.