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Manchester Bee Street Furniture

Manchester Bee Street Furniture

One of the reasons the Manchester Bee is such a ubiquitous sight around the city centre is its use on street furniture, most notably on bollards and bins but also on other objects as well. Below, I’ll be detailing a number of the its different uses, from the abundant...
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 – Manchester City Council

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...
The Boddington Bees

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...
Manchester Town Hall Bees

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...