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That word: “Manchester”. Where does it come from?
Forget what Jeanette Winterson said on Radio 4. It’s nothing to do with the Roman “Mamucium” (place of the breast-shaped hill).
On this ancient walk we explore Manchester from the earliest days – before the Romans – to the arrival of the invading force from southern Europe with their pagan gods and Latin homework primers and their role in creating Mamucium, Mancestre and … Manchester.