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Northern Powerhouse

Manchester was the Northern Powerhouse long before the political marketing men thought of the concept.

For here the factory system was created, Britain’s first canal was cut through, the world’s first passenger railway line opened, the greatest of all luxury cars was invented, the first computer was invented and graphene, the thinnest of all materials, devised.

This hi-tech coach tour takes you around the sights and sites of the Northern Powerhouse old and new: that first ever railway station; the site where the computer was first programmed; the home of Graphene; the new wonder material, invented in Manchester; Johnson & Nephew wire works where the original cable over the Niagara falls was put together; the Bradford (Manchester) super pit; the Newton Heath site where Blackpool Tower was built.

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