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A Roman fort was established here in Mancenian in 79 AD but not a lot happened in town until 1330 when Flemish immigrants started cotton wool manufacture. The town went on to become the worlds most dynamic cotton and textile centre, an incredible industrial centre. Manchester occupies a plain that borders on the Pennines in the east. and the upland spur of Rosendale in the north. It is connected to the ocean, 35 miles away, via the Manchester Ship Canal. Greater Manchester is made up of 10 districts with the industrial centres of Salford and Trafford being the largest. It is governed by 144 councillors and returns 10 members to parliament. Apart from having a large number of manufacturing industries Manchester is a banking centre and hub of the northern economy and houses the Northern Stock Exchange. It is a publishing centre and prints many northern editions of national daily papers.

Where to stay

What to see

The local historical and leisure attractions

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Photos P. Davidson