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7th October 2013

Bee Cultured

The Manchester worker bee

Ever wondered why the bollards of the city are embellished with little golden bees, or why the clock face of the Palace Theatre mysteriously replaces its Roman numerals with this emblematic creature? Your daily commute may have even been perked up slightly by a narrowly-avoided tread over the tiny etched bee sprucing up an otherwise boring concrete paving slab. Well, this enigmatic little mascot pasted around town is the ‘Manchester Bee’, the proud symbol of our city. Why? Because it represents the hard-working nature of Mancunians during the Industrial Revolution. There you have it, a hearty little snippet of Manchester knowledge to impress your friends in the pub tonight!

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