Manchester is a large city in the north-west of England. The city itself had a population of 552,000 in 2021, while the wider urban area, including Salford to the west, had a population of 2.87 million. Manchester grew rapidly at the turn of the 19th Century due to a boom in textile manufacturing as part of the Industrial Revolution. The Manchester Ship Canal opened in 1894, creating the Port of Manchester and linked the city to the Irish Sea.
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The Imperial War Museum North was established in 2002 close to Manchester City Centre. It is one of five Imperial War Museum sites located around England. The museum explores the impact of modern conflicts on people and society.
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Manchester Cathedral, officially the Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George, is located on Victoria Street in Manchester city centre. It is the seat of the Bishop of Manchester. The building in part dates from the 15th century when the former parish church was rebuilt in Perpendicular Gothic style. The church became a cathedral in the Victorian period and was extensively restored and extended at that time. Serious damage occurred during the 1940 Manchester Blitz with the roof badly damaged and the medieval lady chapel destroyed. This damage took almost 20 years to repair. Today the cathedral is Grade I listed.