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Manchester Worker Bee

Manchester Worker Bee 

A collection of gorgeous gifts depicting our iconic worker bee… 

The worker bee
 is one of the best-known symbols of Manchester. It was adopted as a motif for Manchester during the industrial revolution, at a time when Manchester was taking a leading role in new forms of mass production, and symbolises Mancunians' hard work during this era and Manchester being a hive of activity in the 19th century. 

The bee is the symbol of Manchester and this city of industry is rightly proud of its link with the hard-working insect. In 1842, the early city fathers had to decide on a coat of arms that would tell the world who we were. It was a Victorian branding exercise. They included a globe with seven bees to show how we worked and traded across the seven seas. The Manchester bee was born of industry.

Manchester’s bee is a worker bee, reflecting a city made by the workers; made by the people, not a city that has grown from royal patronage or easy natural resources. Mancunians have worked hard to make this place thrive

Uniquely Proud….

Manchester Worker Bee
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