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UPDATED Coat of Arms Bees – Manchester City Council

UPDATED Coat of Arms Bees – Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council’s coat of arms were granted to the borough of Manchester in 1842. The arms were described thusly: Arms : Gules three Bendlets enhanced Or a Chief Argent thereon on Waves of the Sea a Ship under sail proper. Crest : On a Wreath of the Colours a...
Manchester Civic Week Bee Medal

Manchester Civic Week Bee Medal

In October 1926, Manchester held its inaugural Civic Week with the aim of stimulating industrial expansion of the city by attracting attention to the city’s manufacturing and distribution facilities. The week’s events began with a transport parade, featuring 350...
UPDATED: Coat of Arms Bees – University of Manchester

UPDATED: Coat of Arms Bees – University of Manchester

Dotted around University of Manchester’s Oxford Road and Sackville Street areas, you’ll see the university’s coat of arms decorating buildings both inside and out. It’s actually of recent origin, dating from 2004, when the Victoria University of Manchester...
UPDATED: The Boddington Bees

UPDATED: The Boddington Bees

Brewed in Manchester since 1778 and still remembered for the “Cream of Manchester” advertising campaigns of the 1990’s, Boddingtons has long been linked to the city. Strengthening than link, two bees were introduced to Boddingtons logo in 1900. Linking the brand to...
Coat of Arms Bees – Salford

Coat of Arms Bees – Salford

Salford County Borough received its coat of arms just two years after Manchester, in 1844. Similarly to those arms, bees are used to represent industry, with the weavers shuttle representing the textile industry in the area. The garbs, plus the blue and gold...
Coat of Arms Bees – The Manchester Ship Canal Company

Coat of Arms Bees – The Manchester Ship Canal Company

The Manchester Ship Canal Company was formed in 1882 with the aim of linking Manchester to the sea via a navigable canal and river route. The idea had been floating around since 1660, but it was the Manchester manufacturer Daniel Adamson who brought together the men...