Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Manchester
Here at The Mitre, Manchester is the city in which The Mitre proudly stands and so it’s only right that we learn about all of the interesting facts and figures that have occurred here! Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about Manchester…
- There have been overt twenty Nobel Prize winners who have worked or studied at Manchester University, including Melvin Calvin who won for his research into carbon dioxide assimilation in plants, James Chadwick who won for the discovery of neutron and Sir Arthur Lewis who won for his research into economic developments.
- The very first free public library was opened in Manchester all the way back in 1653 and was founded by using money donated by a wealthy Mancunian named Humphrey Chetham.
- Manchester was proudly the world’s very first industrial city, known as the cotton making capital of the world during the 18th It ended up earning the name ‘cottonopolis’ during the Victorian era.
- The Christmas Blitz which occurred on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th December 1940 caused damage to the Manchester Cathedral, which is located a short walk from the Mitre. The restoration of the building took twenty years to finish!
If you’re looking for somewhere exciting to stay then Manchester is the place to be! Filled with a rich history that many people are not aware off, you can’t find another Northern town better. Make sure to get in contact with the cheapest hotel Manchester has to offer when you organise your stay!