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Échappées Belles and the Manchester Bee

Échappées Belles and the Manchester Bee

Back in early February of this year, I received an email asking if I’d like to be involved in the filming of a French travel show about the North West of England. Échappées Belles is a long running TV programme, shown weekly on France5 on Sunday nights. The...
The Principal Manchester Clock Tower Bees

The Principal Manchester Clock Tower Bees

Standing 217 feet (66 metres) high, the clock tower of what is now The Principal Manchester was the tallest building in Manchester for many years. A famous landmark, with four clock faces visible across the city, and upon each clock face four bees in flight indicating...
King Street Bees and Beehives

King Street Bees and Beehives

Formerly the main banking area for Manchester and the North-West, King Street has the greatest concentration of bees on different buildings of anywhere within the city centre. Starting at the bottom where the road connects to Deansgate and facing uphill, the building...
Bees, Bins and Bollards

Bees, Bins and Bollards

Both a ubiquitous sight around the city centre, the bee bollards and bee bins are highly visible signs of the bee’s importance as a symbol of Manchester. Designed by M-Four Design in collaboration with Wybone, the bins are a recent addition to the city’s street,...