Peter Mark Roget was a British physician, natural theologian and lexicographer. He is best known for publishing, in 1852, the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (Roget's Thesaurus), a classified collection of related words. He was a lecturer at the University of Manchester.
Piccadilly in the 1940s Piccadilly Gardens, considered by many to be at the very heart Manchester, is bounded by air raid shelters in this image from the Second World War. The city was heavily bombed in the Christmas Blitz of 1940 and continued to be an enemy target for some time. more: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gmpolice1/8639783291/
This photograph of an officer of Manchester City Police and his Morris J -Type van dates from the late 1950s. The image was taken on Manchester’s Oldham Road – just a few hundred yards from the site of the current Greater Manchester Police HQ in Newton Heath. The image comes from the collection of the Greater Manchester Police Museum and Archives. www.gmpmuseum.co.uk