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History of Manchester, England

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Manchester, England

Manchester is the World’s first industrial city with a rich industrial heritage nicknamed as "Cottonopolis" during the 19th century.

World’s first passenger train station was founded in Manchester in 1830.

The first ever free public library, Chetham’s Library, opened here in 1653 and has been open ever since. Standing as the oldest public library in the English-speaking world, it holds over 100,000 volumes of printed books.

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There is MUCH more to discover about Manchester, England. Read on!
  • St Ann’s Church was built in 1712 in Manchester, England.

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  • 1753 - The first theater opened in Manchester

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  • 1816 - A water company began supplying water through pipes in Manchester.

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  • In the 1820s, gas street lights came to Manchester.

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  • 1828 - Horse drawn buses ran in the streets of Manchester.

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  • Manchester, England
    Commercial Room, Manchester
    Great Britain Illustrated: A Series of Original Views from Drawings (1830)
    Artwork
  • Manchester, England
    Great Britain Illustrated: A Series of Original Views from Drawings (1830)
    Artwork
  • Manchester, England
    Garret Hall, Manchester
    Lancashire Illustrated: From Original Drawings (1831)
    Artwork
  • In 1832, a cholera epidemic killed 674 people in Manchester.

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  • 1852 - The first public library opened in Manchester

    www.localhistories.org/ manchester.html

  • 1894 - Manchester Ship Canal opened

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  • 1895 - Manchester
    Man'chester (anc. Mancu'nium), a city of England, in the S.E. division of the co. of Lancaster, 164 miles N.N.W. of London. Pop. of city within...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Manchester, a city, municipal, parliamentary, and county borough, and inland port of England, within the territorial limits of Lancashire, on the...Read MORE...




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Manchester, England


Manchester, England
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Commercial Room, Manchester
Great Britain Illustrated: A Series of Original Views from Drawings (1830)
Artwork

Manchester, England
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Great Britain Illustrated: A Series of Original Views from Drawings (1830)
Artwork

Manchester, England
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Garret Hall, Manchester
Lancashire Illustrated: From Original Drawings (1831)
Artwork
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History and News of Manchester, England

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  • St Ann’s Church was built in 1712 in Manchester, England.

    www.localhistories.org/ manchester.html
  • 1753 - The first theater opened in Manchester

    www.localhistories.org/ manchester.html
  • 1816 - A water company began supplying water through pipes in Manchester.

    www.localhistories.org/ manchester.html
  • In the 1820s, gas street lights came to Manchester.

    www.localhistories.org/ manchester.html
  • 1828 - Horse drawn buses ran in the streets of Manchester.

    www.localhistories.org/ manchester.html
  • In 1832, a cholera epidemic killed 674 people in Manchester.

    www.localhistories.org/ manchester.html
  • 1852 - The first public library opened in Manchester

    www.localhistories.org/ manchester.html
  • 1894 - Manchester Ship Canal opened

    www.localhistories.org/ manchester.html
  • 1895 - Manchester
    Man'chester (anc. Mancu'nium), a city of England, in the S.E. division of the co. of Lancaster, 164 miles N.N.W. of London. Pop. of city within... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Manchester, a city, municipal, parliamentary, and county borough, and inland port of England, within the territorial limits of Lancashire, on the... Read MORE...

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