Manchester nine mosaic bee greeting card

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Manchester nine mosaic bee greeting card created by Ben Sedman

This glossy greeting card is 15cm x 15 cm square and blank inside. This is a high quality card and can also be put into a frame.

Home to its most ubiquitous and iconic design, Manchester Town Hall and the Manchester Bee are inseparably linked. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse and built between 1868 to 1877, the Hall features the bee both outside and inside the building. Standing outside the main entrance on Albert Square, look up past the statues and you’ll see a large version of Manchester City Council’s coat of arms, with the date 1873 incorporated into it’s design. Five bees can be seen hovering over the globe, as opposed to the seven that appear on the normal coat of arms. A similar coat of arms can be found above the Cooper Street entrance to the Hall, with the date listed as 1874.