Anyone from Bury?

Anyone from Bury?

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Lois

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14,706 posts

221 months

Tuesday 20th April 2004
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I know I'm not but I'm starting work there soon and need some info on the area!

roadsweeper

3,778 posts

243 months

Tuesday 20th April 2004
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First, learn to pronounce it 'Burr-eh' not 'Berry'.

TUS 373

3,834 posts

250 months

Tuesday 20th April 2004
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I'm a Manc, and we've always called it "Berry", just like Bury-St-Edmunds. And a scone is called, a scone.

Gfun

620 posts

218 months

Tuesday 20th April 2004
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How you pronounce it asside its a reasonable but like all towns has its good and bad bits.

Tell me what you want to know and I'll do my best to answer.

G

roadsweeper

3,778 posts

243 months

Tuesday 20th April 2004
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TUS 373 said:
I'm a Manc, and we've always called it "Berry", just like Bury-St-Edmunds. And a scone is called, a scone.

I was born and bred in Stockport and I know enough people from Manchester to know that 'later' is pronounced 'late-oh'. Of course, this is the scally generation I'm talking about.

TUS 373

3,834 posts

250 months

Tuesday 20th April 2004
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They get everywhere those scallies.

Wacky Racer

34,625 posts

216 months

Tuesday 20th April 2004
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Lois said:
I know I'm not but I'm starting work there soon and need some info on the area!




I live near Bury, but have worked in the town for over thirty years.......

Rule 1.

Watch the traffic wardens, they even booked a coach driver a few weeks ago for letting 45 primary school children off his coach to go to the swimming baths.... ( they wrote the ticket out as they were getting off the coach, this even made headlines in the "Bury times"..)

Rule 2.

Be careful of the scallies/scrotes..

These are easily identified as they wear shell suit pants, smoke a joint and wear a lightweight white baseball cap with pale blue stripe either side, and can be spotted at the post office on a Thursday drawing out their 500 pounds a week unemployment benefit....

Rule 3.

Don't go anywhere near the "Dicky bird" estate, (this is half a mile away from Fairfield Hospital on Rochdale road........

Rule 4.

Don't go near any pub within 2 miles of the town centre unless with want a pint pot over your head....







Other than that, it's not a bad place....



Famous Bury names from the past include Robert Peel, founder of the modern police force, Richmael Crompton, author of the "Just William" books, singer Peter Skellern, Victoria Wood, footballers Gary and Phil Neville etc, (and their dad who is called , would you believe Neville Neville and holds the Bury beer supping record).........

>> Edited by Wacky Racer on Tuesday 20th April 20:49

TUS 373

3,834 posts

250 months

Tuesday 20th April 2004
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I know I'll regret this but I have to. The 'Dicky bird' estate. What's that then, and why stay away? I used to be a regular caller to Fairfied when I was a medical rep and don't remember seeing this place.

Wacky Racer

34,625 posts

216 months

Tuesday 20th April 2004
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TUS 373 said:
I know I'll regret this but I have to. The 'Dicky bird' estate. What's that then, and why stay away? I used to be a regular caller to Fairfied when I was a medical rep and don't remember seeing this place.



It's a rough council estate off Rochdale road, all the names of the roads are named after birds such as Chaffinch drive, Swallow road, Robin lane etc, if there's any crime in the town thats's usually the first place the BiB look...

There were two murders on the estate last year....

TUS 373

3,834 posts

250 months

Tuesday 20th April 2004
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I won't be going there then. You have cured my curiosity .

Wacky Racer

34,625 posts

216 months

Tuesday 20th April 2004
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TUS 373 said:
I won't be going there then. You have cured my curiosity .



jessica

6,316 posts

221 months

Tuesday 20th April 2004
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TUS 373 said:


They get everywhere those scallies.



Whot ya all blingging on about it.... carry on like that and 'ill bang yer out yo!!!!! ...yeh wicked innit!!!!!

Narrrrrrrr wot ya lookiin' at!!!!!!

wot's gaurnin' (for those of a posher inclination ) what is going on....
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Jesting for all those who don;t know me

I is Posh......(disclamer not the 1 married to Becks !!)

>> Edited by jessica on Tuesday 20th April 22:21

Lois

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14,706 posts

221 months

Wednesday 21st April 2004
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I'll be working in Fairfield hospital in maternity mainly aswell as covering the surrounding area when on community.

Really just interested to know what its like to get to and park (and does anyone know what the unoforms are like!!?!)

TUS 373

3,834 posts

250 months

Wednesday 21st April 2004
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Hi Lois

There has been alot of development work at Fairfield to accomodate the services transferred from the now defunct Bury General.

IIRC correctly, there is a big car park on rough tarmac opposite the main building. Turn into the entrance from the main road, go straight ahead and turn right. At busy periods, it can be tricky to get a space even though it is a large area with no spaces marked. However, last time I was there it was free of charge for all users - something becoming increasingly rare at hospitals.

On the whole, Bury is a pleasant enough area to work in and if I can generalise, the staff at Fairfield have always been great. Its a very friendly place and I think you'll enjoy it. Of course, it is now part of this new super trust that includes North Manchester General, Oldham and Rochdale. It should be good experience for anyone in medical training.

Lois

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14,706 posts

221 months

Wednesday 21st April 2004
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Thanks - I know nothing about the area or hospital! Seems to be one of the few trusts without a web site too!
Think after my exams and when I have my car I'll have to go on a few trips there and to the uni.

D-Angle

4,451 posts

211 months

Wednesday 21st April 2004
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I'm in Bury, sunny Prestwich(which is just inside the Bury border and we all tend to see ourselves as Mancunians)

I would say watch Bury Council, they are pretty useless and a lot of their departments are about 6 months behind in processing paperwork. Yet their stats show them to be the most improved council in Britain! I think you get the idea, very slimy group of people.

Town centre is Chav central, but there are plenty of decent shops around and it's reasonalbly well connected to the motorways. There seem to be a lot of TVR owners about as well so can't be all bad(someone up the road from me owns a BRG Chim, are you on here?).

Other essential info is here:
www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/travel/speed_cameras/bury.shtml

Welcome to the neighbourhood

Lois

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Wednesday 21st April 2004
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Was talking to someone about Prestwich today. She thinks it might be easier for me to park there and get the metro link to Salford. I'm really not well up on the area at all so wouldn't have a clue what times/prices/distances are!

D-Angle

4,451 posts

211 months

Wednesday 21st April 2004
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Lois said:
Was talking to someone about Prestwich today. She thinks it might be easier for me to park there and get the metro link to Salford. I'm really not well up on the area at all so wouldn't have a clue what times/prices/distances are!
The Metro is the work of Satan, especially in the mornings going to work. There is car park by Prestwich Metro which is pretty safe AFAIK, but they are very unreliable and you need to change in town for a tram to Salford. Also a monthly pass for the privelige is 80.50 a month!

It might be a good idea, but it comes down to how early you need to be there. I have to be in Salford Quays for 8:00 and I just about make it if I leave at 7:00. I would give it a go in the car and on the Met, and see which one you prefer.

size13

1,983 posts

226 months

Wednesday 21st April 2004
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U going to salford uni lois?

ricardinho

540 posts

231 months

Wednesday 21st April 2004
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Lois



Like any city in Great Britain, there are good areas and bad areas and, as such, you use a bit of common sense and keep your wits about you at night. Bury is no different.

I live in South Manchester which is considered a better place to live by some and IMHO, but it's not necessarily any safer, just less poor, better quality nightlife......

....and most importantly, it's where we have our meets at The Romper pub near Manchester Airport (see other threads in this section). You're more than welcome to come along - I could pick you up in my Chimaera 450 - any excuse for a longer and more interesting drive to the pub than 5 miles on a motorway! What's more you will see your fantasy car there (T350)!

Note to Gavin - I've promised her she'll see it, so you'll have to come now!

Richard