How Ancoats progressed from an actual sh*thole to one of Manchester’s...

Ancoats is one of the city's most sought after areas and has an increasing number of cosmopolitan, independent traders. Home to many houses built in...

The Story of Manchester in 101 objects: #12 the rise of...

Story: The Rise of the Machine Age Object: Kay’s Flying Shuttle Year: 1733 Location: Town Hall Mural In No 8, The Birth of Textiles in Manchester, we learnt...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #11 mediaeval Manchester

Story: Mediaeval Manchester Object: John Bradford plaque Year: 1555 Location: Manchester Cathedral In 1596 Nicholas Mosley, a local wool manufacturer, journeyed to London to buy Manchester – the...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #10 the opening of...

Story: The Opening of the College of Manchester (now Chetham’s) Object: Fox Court Well Year: 1421 Location: Chetham’s Chetham’s is the oldest building in the city of Manchester. It has been a college...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #9 the rise of...

Story: The Rise of Protestantism Object: John Wycliffe statue Year: 1377 Location: John Rylands Library Manchester’s strong independent spirit, honed down the centuries, manifests itself in the city’s...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #8 the birth of...

Story: The Birth of Textiles in Manchester Object: Edward III statue Year: 1363 Location: Town Hall (Princess Street side) The arrival of immigrants with skills the natives lacked...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #7 human rights in...

Story: Magna Carta/Human Rights Object: statue of Robert de Gresley holding a copy of the Magna Carta Year: 1215 Location: Town Hall (Princess Street side) This is the...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #6 the rivalry between...

Story: Manchester-Liverpool Rivalry Object: Liver Bird Location:  Vivienne Westwood, Spring Gardens Year: 1207 (year of Liverpool’s founding) How far back should we trace the rivalry between Manchester and our...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #5 the Saxons and...

This is Manchester, the world’s first modern city, the world’s first industrial city, the industrial strength city, the city that gave the world the...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #4 the Romans in Manchester

This is Manchester, the world’s first modern city, the world’s first industrial city, the industrial strength city, the city that gave the world the...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #3 the rise of...

This is Manchester, the world’s first modern city, the world’s first industrial city, the industrial strength city, the city that gave the world the...

The story of Manchester in 101 objects: #2 Christianity in Roman...

This is Manchester, the world’s first modern city, the world’s first industrial city, the industrial strength city, the city that gave the world the...

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