Manchester City Council

Councillor Sheila Newman

Our sympathies are with the family and friends of Councillor Sheila Newman, Executive Member for Children’s Services and current Lady Mayoress of Manchester, who passed away on 18 February.

Read our tribute.

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Books on local history

  1. We hold a large collection of printed material about Manchester and its region.

  2. What's available

    From its origins as a Roman settlement to the medieval market town, through its important role during the industrial revolution, development as a transport centre and inland port, and present status as a centre of cultural and sporting excellence, Manchester has always played an important role in the history of England.

    All aspects of its emergence into the great city that we know today are covered.

  3. How to access

    Search our library catalogue to see what books are available.

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