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Manchester Guardian bicentenary


Founded in Manchester in 1821 the Manchester Guardian was a progressive voice at a time when the industrial north was leading the country’s prosperity.

The paper would outgrow its Manchester roots to become the globally recognised Guardian. 

The University’s John Rylands Research Institute and Library tells the newspaper’s story in its latest exhibition. The collection uncovers stories behind the headlines and features letters that reveal the risks that journalists took to report difficult truths.

‘Manchester’s Guardian’ will launch when the Rylands reopens to the public.

Editor note from the Manchester Guardian

Editor note from the Manchester Guardian

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