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Tuesday 27 March 2007

Manchester and slavery

Manchester’s wealth was founded on the cotton industry and dependent on slave-grown cotton. But the city was also at the centre of the anti-slavery movement.

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Filed under: Bygone Manc,History,Manchester — GS @ 1:35 am
Friday 23 February 2007

‘Planet’ steam locomotive (video)

On Sunday, after seeing the Chinese dragon, I went to The Museum of Science and Industry, where I shot this short video. On certain dates and holidays they have steam train rides.

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Filed under: History,Manchester,Science,With video — GS @ 1:41 am
Monday 5 February 2007

Briefcase ‘that changed the world’

The BBC has the story of how Britain gave away its most valuable technological secrets to America during World War Two.

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Filed under: History,Science — GS @ 10:15 pm
 
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