Pubs of Manchester

All pubs within the city centre and beyond.
A history of Manchester's hundreds of lost pubs.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

City of ghosts

"Manchester is not a city of ghosts.  Unromantic as ever, it quickly moves on from the past.  

There is no museum in the city celebrating Karl Marx, who lived with Engels in the city while they researched Das Kapital, and changed the history of the world; there is no museum for Alan Turing, who invented the computer in the city; most people know nothing of the city's radical past or the suffragettes; it's all been obliterated and bulldozed away like most of the Victorian city.

The past means nothing in the world's first modern city."

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