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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...
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...
UPDATED: Manchester Town Hall Bees

UPDATED: Manchester Town Hall Bees

Home to its most ubiquitous and iconic design, Manchester Town Hall and the Manchester Bee are inseparably linked. Designed by Alfred Woodhouse and built between 1868 to 1877, the Hall features the bee both outside and inside the building. Standing outside the main...
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...
Manchester Bee Street Art

Manchester Bee Street Art

The Manchester Bee is a regular feature of the street art and graffiti that adorns many of the surfaces across the city. The earliest example I’ve come across was a large scale graffiti wall sponsored by Adidas entitled “Away” which appeared in the Northern Quarter...