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Manchester was the site of the Roman Mancunium, a camp built by Agricola’s legions on the banks of the River Irwell in AD 79.
It had a weaving industry in the 14th century, but it was not until the Industrial Revolution that it became the main trading centre for Lancashire cotton, helped by the availability of coal for the steam-powered mills.
Late in the 19th century, industry shifted westward towards the ports, threatening to strand Manchester, but the completion of the Manchester Ship Canal in 1894 converted the city into an inland port and opened the way for the growth of other industries.
Today Manchester is one of Britain’s largest ports.
The 15th-century Perpendicular Gothic cathedral is one of the city’s showpieces. The woodwork is particularly fine and includes an intricately carved rood screen and choir stalls.
The imposing town hall was designed by Alfred Waterhouse and completed in 1877. It is elaborately decorated in Gothic style, and the 280-ft tower contains a carillon of 23 bells.
The City Art Gallery, a Classical building designed by Sir Charles Barry, was opened in 1829 and specialises in the English school of painting.
The University, founded in 1880, is one of the biggest in the country.
The county cricket ground at Old Trafford is a test-match venue, and Manchester is famed for its football, with Manchester United at Old Trafford and Manchester City at Maine Road.
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