The Romans built a fort here and named it ‘Mancunium’ and from out of this settlement grew today’s great city now named MANCHESTER. Its growth and fame grew as the textile industry exploded and thus it became the world’s first industrial city as a result of the Industrial Revolution. It was in 1853 that it was declared a city and is now the third most visited by foreign travellers. The cathedral is built with the widest naves in the country and is the only one in England to be dedicated to ST.GEORGE. Within its grounds is the oldest public library wherein Karl Marx studied and conversed with Engels. It suffered terribly during WWII and again by the IRA but through the stamina and resoluteness of its citizens it has been restored and its 10 bells will be ringing out and reminding Manchester that it is ST.GEORGE’s Day.