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Symbols Of The City On The Former Free Trade Hall Manchester

Symbolically Manchester: more than just the bee

Jonathan Schofield finds the meaning behind some of the motifs on and in Manchester buildings

Peel Building University Of Salford

University of Salford decides Peel and Newton names will remain

Jonathan Schofield on the real problem and the big majority for keeping the names

Oriel Windows In Manchester Archtiectural Delights 4

Oriel windows: Manchester architectural details examined

Jonathan Schofield starts an occasional series on beautiful details on Manchester buildings

1996 Manchester Ira Bomb Credit Manchesterfire Flickr Screen Shot 2018 06 15 At 13 09 40

The 1996 Manchester bomb - 25 years on

Jonathan Schofield on the causes, the myths and the rebuilding

Manchester Cathedral The Nave And The New Organs

Happy Birthday! Manchester Cathedral is 600 years old

Jonathan Schofield and a long history and the seal of a famous king

11 May And A Series Of Images Old And New Of The Corn Exchange 3

The Corn Exchange: a big history with lots of flavour

Food, drink, magicians, electric razors and the coolest club: all part of the Corn Exchange...

We Love Mcr Charity Run Landmarks 10 K Vimto Statue

Fall in love with Manchester all over again with this 10k run

Enter We Love MCRs 10k Run and win up to £200 to spend on eating out

2020 12 17 Belle Vue Zoological Gardens 1958 Archives

Have you seen these historic Manchester photos?

Online ‘memory boxes’ give a fascinating glimpse into local neighbourhoods over the decades

2020 11 26 Len Grant 9  Afterthebomb

Regeneration Manchester: Len Grant and a city in transition

How a local photographer captured the city's growing pains in words and images

Eastgate Elegant Landscaping

Schemes that could have changed Manchester: 1000ft Communications Tower and a Sex Olympia

Jonathan Schofield on curiosities that never happened in Manchester

2020 09 25 Manchester Jewish Museum Time Capsule

An astonishing time capsule has been discovered in the walls of Manchester Jewish Museum

Glass jar contains an amazing glimpse into 1870’s Manchester

2020 09 15 Significant City View

Significant City: Manchester's pioneering moments

Politics, social change, sport, arts, transport and...er...sewage: celebrating Manchester's achievements

2020 09 03 Gravestone Cleaned

Thomas Walker: Manchester's anti-slavery campaigner, freedom fighter and forgotten hero

Jonathan Schofield makes a fascinating discovery in a Chorlton churchyard

2020 08 24 Winter Gardens Theatre Morecombe Damien Rose

Heritage Open Days - England’s biggest free heritage festival returns this summer

From recycling centres to historic landmarks, explore unusual places and hidden spaces

2020 06 25 Pan African Photo

75 years on: The Manchester Congress that changed Africa

Jonathan Schofield on a lovely building unveiled with a hugely relevant history

2020 06 12 Statues Gandhi

Has Manchester had issues with its statues before?

Jonathan Schofield suggests a solution to the statue issue

2020 06 10 Peel

Let’s examine the campaign for the removal of the statue of Robert Peel in Piccadilly Gardens

Jonathan Schofield on the wrong Peel and the statue question?

2020 05 22 Imagining Manchester Tonkin Liu

Imagining the city: A 'pre-loved' bridge for Salford?

Jonathan Schofield finds a website that gets him hot under the collar