Some people are born here, some people come here to live. Every one of them shapes our city. Manchester has always been a constantly evolving city of diverse communities.
The first Armenians settled in Manchester in 1835 as silk merchants. By 1862, it is estimated that there were thirty Armenian businesses in the city.Read Story
Most of the early Jewish arrivals, in the late-18th century in Manchester came from Germany, and had settled in London or the south coast ports before moving on to Manchester.Read Story
Ancoats was a sleepy village until the industrial revolution. Mills, forges and factories replaced the old housing. With them came workers and merchants of all kinds from all over the world.Read Story
Mrs Elouise Edwards has been instrumental in celebrating Black culture, battling racism and developing vital community resources in Moss Side.Read Story
The “Tripe Colony” was the name given to the streets of terraced houses bordered by Clifton Street, Lord North Street and Hulme Hall Lane in Miles Platting.Read Story
The first Chinese immigrants arrived in Manchester in the early 20th century. The 1911 census shows seven Chinese households. All were born in China and ran laundries.