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Date: 7th Apr 2015 @ 11:50am

Share any information you have found out about the History of Manchester :)

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Tobi wrote:

In 1837, Britain was still a rural nation with 80% of the population living in the countryside. Most people were farmers or spun wool and cotton to weave into cloth. Soon new machines were invented that could do these jobs in a fraction of the time. This left many people out of work, so they flocked to the towns in search of jobs in new industries. By the middle of the nineteenth century over 50% of the population lived in towns and cities.

issabelle wrote:


ROMAN MANCHESTER

Manchester began when a wooden fort was built by the Roman army on a plateau about 1 mile south of the present cathedral about 80 AD. The Romans called it Mamuciam (breast shaped hill) probably because the plateau resembled a breast. The fort was rebuilt in stone about 200 AD. Soon a civilian settlement grew up around the fort. The soldiers provided a market for the goods the civilians sold such as shoes and wine.

However in 407 AD the Roman army left Britain and the civilian settlement disappeared. The stone fort at Manchester fell into ruins.

MANCHESTER IN THE MIDDLE AGES

At the time of the Domesday Book in 1086 a village called Mamecester existed. In time the name changed to Manchester.

There is a story that Reddish is called that because there was once a battle there and the blood left 'reddish' stains. It is far more likely that Reddish is a corruption of Reed Ditch.

In 919 the king repaired the old Roman fort as a defense against the Danes. It gave its name to Castlefield

Jessica wrote:

In cooperation street in manchester city centre a bombing went of and there were 0 deaths and 212 non fatal injures. The attack type was a van bomb. They said that they never meant to hurt no one. It happened 19 years ago

Dora wrote:

Roman Manchester: The Roman fort of Mamucium was established by 78 AD on the banks of the River Medlock. Originally a timber fort with earthen ramparts, it housed a cohort of infantry of around 500 men.In circa 200 AD, the fort was refaced in stone when the Emperor Severus came to subdue a revolt but fell into decline c. 400 AD when the Romans left Mamucium. A reconstruction of the north gate incorporates some of the original plinth stones.

issabelle home work wrote:


ROMAN MANCHESTER

Manchester began when a wooden fort was built by the Roman army on a plateau about 1 mile south of the present cathedral about 80 AD. The Romans called it Mamuciam (breast shaped hill) probably because the plateau resembled a breast. The fort was rebuilt in stone about 200 AD. Soon a civilian settlement grew up around the fort. The soldiers provided a market for the goods the civilians sold such as shoes and wine.

However in 407 AD the Roman army left Britain and the civilian settlement disappeared. The stone fort at Manchester fell into ruins.

MANCHESTER IN THE MIDDLE AGES

At the time of the Domesday Book in 1086 a village called Mamecester existed. In time the name changed to Manchester.

There is a story that Reddish is called that because there was once a battle there and the blood left 'reddish' stains. It is far more likely that Reddish is a corruption of Reed Ditch.

In 919 the king repaired the old Roman fort as a defense against the Danes. It gave its name to Castlefield

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