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Bee Hive Live Stream

Bee Hive Cameras Live Stream

A short video showcasing Manchester Cathedral Bees by Adam York Gregory Manchester Cathedral Bees from Adam York Gregory on Vimeo. Bee Hive Cameras We currently have two bee hive cameras upon the flat roof of Manchester Cathedral, click on the play button below to view the bees and their hives. Heavenly Honey produced by our […]

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Sir David Richards, Patron of Volition

Sir David Richards has become a patron of Volition Community following a visit last year to see the work of this charity. Welcoming Sir David, the Dean of Manchester thanked Sir David for his commitment to this programme which runs from Manchester and Liverpool Cathedrals. Sir David, encouraged at the outcomes of this programme of […]

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Beekeeping newsletter 14th May 2020

What a difference a year makes! As I wander through the silence of the Cathedral, making my way to the spiral staircase that will take me to the roof, I am reminded that only a year ago we were celebrating Manchester City’s Premier League title win. The Cathedral was bustling with people and equipment the […]

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Volition tour behind the scenes of Manchester Central Library

Volition visit Manchester Central Library

Volition volunteers had a fantastic tour behind the scenes of Manchester Central Library on Friday. Courtesy of the Heritage Access Manager, we toured the old and new areas of the building and learned a lot about local history. Volunteers learned how to research their family trees and the history of Manchester Cenotaph using digital tools. This will be an invaluable training tool for our volunteers working as stewards on Manchester Cenotaph in the city centre.

We toured the restoration labs where expert restorers rebind books and bring old documents and posters back to life. Volunteers were also shown into the Manchester archives where 100s of 1000s of documents are stored and which are now being digitally archived for future generations. The grand old office of the library director with it’s secret doors and ‘snug’ rooms is now a meeting room which fascinated the group, as did the beautiful domed reading rooms with its ‘whispering’ echos.

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