The Border Between the 'Two Englands'. In Great Britain as in the US, two cultural sub-nations identify themselves (and the other) as North and South. There is a place used as shorthand for describing the divide, with the rougher, poorer North and wealthier, middle-to-upper-class South referring to each other as ‘on the other side of the Watford Gap’.

193 - The Border Between the 'Two Englands'

Rain in Manchester at the Arndale Centre

Rain in Manchester Oxford Road, with the Refuge and a view of the Central Library ahead - see Valette's version from Edwardian times.

Manchester bee represents Manchester being the rebirth of the industrial revolution, it is also a known logo for Manchester's longest running Skate shop, Note.

"Busy bees" The bee is an icon adopted by Manchester to symbolise the working-class "worker bees" who helped the city become great.

This is Manchester. We do things differently here .. Anthony H Wilson.

This is Manchester. We do things differently here.Saved for you by Venus Flowers,Manchester, your florist in Manchester.

Manchester Hilton from Castlefield, England (by Ardent Photography on Flickr)

The Hilton Hotel from Castlefield Bridge, Manchester City Centre. Photograph by Ardent Photography.

Stan & Hilda. Coronation Street.

Stan and Hilda Ogden (Bernard Youens and Jean Alexander) Two of my favorite characters in the early years of the British soap opera Coronation Street

Kathleen  Bryant (Minnie Caldwell) and Violet Carson (Ena Sharples) characters from Coronation Street.

Kathleen Bryant (Minnie Caldwell) and Violet Carson (Ena Sharples) characters from Coronation Street.

Manchester

"Afflecks is an emporium of eclecticism, a totem of indie commerce in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and above all else a fantastic place to shop for anything from Top hats to tattoos.

Manchester Docks

May 1951 - groups of men stand chatting at the gate of a deserted Manchester dock

The Great Northern Railway was completed in 1894 and is the earliest of four large railway viaducts that pass through Castlefield in the South of Manchester. They will remain here for many years to come, forming a key part of the UK’s first ever Urban Heritage Park, remnant’s of Manchester industrial past. The underbelly of Victorian architecture. This photo originally appeared on the @WeAreMCR Instagram account and was taken by @jen_brook_.

The Great Northern Railway was completed in 1894 and is the earliest of four large railway viaducts that pass through Castlefield in the South of Manchester. They will remain here for many years to come, forming a key part of the UK’s first ever Urban Heritage Park, remnant’s of Manchester industrial past. The underbelly of Victorian architecture. This photo originally appeared on the @WeAreMCR Instagram account and was taken by @jen_brook_.

A plaque commemorating the infamous Peterloo Massacre, which took place at St Peter’s Field in Manchester on 16 August 1819. The event occurred when regular soldiers and local yeomanry tried to break up a crowd who had gathered to protest against the economic conditions and in favour of suffrage.They had been brought in because it was feared the local special constables would not be able to control the large crowds. www.gmp.police.uk

A plaque commemorating the infamous Peterloo Massacre, which took place at St Peter’s Field in Manchester on 16 August 1819. The event occurred when regular soldiers and local yeomanry tried to break up a crowd who had gathered to protest against the economic conditions and in favour of suffrage.They had been brought in because it was feared the local special constables would not be able to control the large crowds. www.gmp.police.uk

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