Tuesday, 18 May 2010

A History of the World-Two Rival Cities

Broadcaster and writer Stuart Maconie takes a wry look at the rivalry between the two great northern cities of Liverpool and Manchester through historical objects .They've both been at the heart of developments which have shaped the world, and their economies have been interdependent. Yet everyone knows Mancs and Scousers hate each other - but why?


Stuart discovers that the roots of the rivalry are buried centuries back. The cities didn't lock horns when they were puny youngsters. They waited till they'd built themselves up into giants, then had a showdown which literally tore a divide across the North West, and left festering resentment which persists to this day. Broadcast on:BBC One, 7:30pm Monday 17th May 2010 Duration: 30 minutes Available until: 7:59pm Monday 24th May 2010 Categories:Factual, History


http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00sj1fd/A_History_of_the_World_A_Tale_of_Two_Rival_Cities/

More mischief making by the BBC spreading rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester.
http://condensedthoughts.blogspot.com/2010/03/take-on-two-cities.html Correspondent had made a mention to it when it was reported in the Times.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/travel/news/article7075464.ece

The programme talks about Liverpools, well the first Dock in the world, now Chavasse Park. http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2009/08/building-designs-carbuncle-cup.html The Dock is buried under Grosvenor-pool........realy clever that turning the worlds first wet dock into a car-park.
They paved Paradise......and put up a parking lot. http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2009/08/one-park-west-balloons-arrive-for-group.html
It continues with the building of the Manchester Ship Canal to bypass Liverpools port. Exactly what Peel Holdings are doing again.
http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2009/07/liverpeel.html

I cant help thinking that if Manchester had of owned a world heritage site they would not have carbuncled it.

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