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Christie Cup

The Christie Cup The Christie Cup is an annual varsity match between the universities of Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester in over 30 different sports that started back in 1886. The Christie’s cup is the oldest inter-university competition on the English … Continue reading

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In 1884 Henry Royce started an electronic and medicinal business, he made his first car (a two-cylinder Royce 10) in his factory in Manchester in 1904 later in that year we was introduced to Charles Rolls at the Midland Hotel … Continue reading

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The Lady Boys of Bangkok Tour

The Lady Boys of Bangkok is a cabaret show featuring sixteen of the world most beautiful show girls or ‘lady boys’ from Thailand, the show included dancing, jokes and cabaret. The lady boys tour across the UK providing their shows … Continue reading

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Aerial Manchester

Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, citizens are often referred to as Mancunians. City status was achieved by Manchester in 1853, and it the third most visited city by over seas tourist according to data by … Continue reading

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HM Prison Styal

HMP Styal’s main prison building were built as an orphanage in 1890, but this was later closed in 1956. The women’s prison opened on the site in the 60’s when the female prisoners from Strangeways were transferred over to Styal. … Continue reading

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Beetham Tower

Beetham Tower is a landmark 47 storey skyscraper in Manchester, the tower has a multi use the 1st – 22nd floor are occupied by the four star Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel, then the 23rd floor has a four meter overhang with a … Continue reading

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Genesis is a sculpture carved in marble of a heavily pregnant, who is naked and caressing her belly. The statue is said to be one of Jacob Epstein’s most controversial non commissioned sculpture but in his autobiography Epstein has said … Continue reading

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Uncle Joe’s Mint Balls

Uncle Joe’s mint balls are a popular and favourite type of old style sweet, in the early days were by William Santus’ wife until they moved production into a factory in Wigan, and they are still to this day being … Continue reading

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Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood was an English comedian, actress, singer, songwriter and director. She had written and starred in a number of sketches, plays, musicals, films and sitcoms. Her humour was grounded in everyday life and included very British attitudes and activities.  Her … Continue reading

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808 State

808 State are an electronic music group that formed in Manchester in 1987. They took their name from the Roland TR-808 drum machine, the group released their debut acid house album “Newbuild” in September 1988, but their commercial success came … Continue reading

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