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The Manchester Story

Market Place, Manchester
Market Place, Manchester

Knowing the story of Manchester will hopefully help you enjoy the city more. In this section we will dive into the past, including Manchester's origins as a trading centre, and look at the people of Manchester who made the city famous. More articles coming soon.

You can also delve into the past in our Manchester Old Postcards from the Past section.

A Brief History of Manchester

Castlefield, Manchester
Castlefield, Manchester

The name Manchester originates from the Latin Mamucium, a Roman fort built in the first century and used against the Brigantes - the major Celtic tribe in the area. Fragments of the fort can be seen in Castlefield and people of the city are still known as Mancunians.

Famous People from Manchester

Alan Turing Memorial, Manchester

Manchester and Greater Manchester are the birth place of or home to some well known writers, sport stars, musicians, politicians and artists. We list a few of the most notable here. If you have the time, we urge you to read a little more about each one on the internet.

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