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Welcome to Manchester

For thousands of years Manchester has welcomed immigrants, refugees, migrants from across the globe – Romans, Welsh, Scots, Jews, Irish, Italians, Indians, Pakistanis, Africans and now Syrians – to help create what was the world’s first industrial city.

And not just the first industrial city, but the city where atomic theory was devised, the city where democracy matured in the wake of the Peterloo Massacre and through the energetic campaigning of the Pankhurst family, the city where the atom was first split, the computer invented, home of the world’s most famous football club and the richest, and where Graphene, the thinnest of all materials, isolated.

Welcome to the modern world.