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The Origin of the Manchester Bee Design

The Origin of the Manchester Bee Design

There was a kerfuffle on Twitter at the beginning of the year, regarding a tweet by an American journalist posted on 31st December 2019. The tweet was sardonic comment on an image of a number of Manchester Bee tattoos, pointing out that with one set of wings, the bees...
Making a Manchester Bee Mosaic

Making a Manchester Bee Mosaic

A while ago, I had the pleasure of undertaking a Make a Manchester Bee Mosaic Class. Run by Amanada McCann, the craft class are organised through Airbnb. Running 4 hours long, the class starting point was the lobby of Manchester Art Gallery at 11am (the starting time...
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...
Coat of Arms Bees – University of Manchester

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...
Coat of Arms Bees – Manchester Metropolitan University

Coat of Arms Bees – Manchester Metropolitan University

Image reproduced with kind permission of The Manchester Metropolitan University Granted to the University in 1991, whilst it was still a Polytechnic, Manchester Metropolitan University’s coat of arms features a number of elements taken from the City of Manchester’s...