Old photos of Manchester, Greater Manchester
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History of Manchester, Greater Manchester in photos

A small historical reference

History: Manchester - is a major city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. The recorded history of Manchester began with the civilian settlement associated with the Roman fort of Mamucium or Mancunium, which was established in about 79 AD on a sandstone bluff near the confluence of the rivers Medlock and Irwell. It was historically a part of Lancashire, although areas of Cheshire south of the River Mersey were incorporated during the 20th century. Throughout the Middle Ages Manchester remained a manorial township but began to expand "at an astonishing rate" around the turn of the 19th century. Manchester's unplanned urbanisation was brought on by a boom in textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution, and resulted in it becoming the world's first industrialised city.

Manchester achieved city status in 1853. The Manchester Ship Canal opened in 1894, creating the Port of Manchester and linking the city to sea, 36 miles (58 km) to the west.

Manchester Liverpool Road railway station was the world's first inter-city passenger railway station and in the city scientists first split the atom and developed the stored-program computer.

Date of foundation: 1st century

Population: 520 215

Ceremonial county: Greater Manchester

Historic county: Lancashire (north of River Mersey), Cheshire (south of River Mersey)

Manchester. Assize Courts
Assize Courts
Manchester. Central Railway Station
Central Railway Station
Manchester. Cromwell Monument, circa 1910's
Cromwell Monument, circa 1910's
Manchester. Deansgate
Manchester. Deansgate
Manchester. Hippodrome, circa 1910's
Hippodrome, circa 1910's
Manchester. Market Street
Market Street
Manchester. Midland Hotel, circa 1900's
Midland Hotel, circa 1900's
Manchester. Mosley Street
Mosley Street
Manchester. Oxford Street and Palace Theatre
Oxford Street and Palace Theatre
Manchester. Platt Fields, circa 1910's
Platt Fields, circa 1910's
Manchester. Royal Infirmary
Royal Infirmary
Manchester. Rylands Library, Deansgate
Rylands Library, Deansgate
Manchester. Ship Canal
Ship Canal
Manchester. Ship Canal
Ship Canal
Manchester. Ship Canal
Ship Canal
Manchester. Ship Canal
Ship Canal
Manchester. St. Annes Square
St. Annes Square
Manchester. St. Ann's Square
St. Ann's Square
Manchester. The New Royal Infirmary
The New Royal Infirmary
Manchester. The Royal Exchange
The Royal Exchange
Manchester. Town Hall, circa 1900's
Town Hall, circa 1900's
Manchester. Town Hall
Town Hall

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After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.

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