Manchester

Salford Quays

Salford Quays is an urban regeneration area in Manchester, on the site of Salford Docks on the Manchester Ship Canal.  The docks were once the third busiest in the UK, but with the development of large container ships which could not navigate the canal, their importance declined, and they finally closed in 1982.  Development of…


The John Rylands Library

John Rylands Library is located in the centre of Manchester, and is one of the foremost libraries in the world.  The collection includes one of the complete copies of the Gutenberg bible (there are 21 copies in the world), early printed works by William Caxton and the St Johns fragment – believed to be the…