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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.

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.

peterloo plaque

peterloo plaque

John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester, Jul 1910

John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester, Jul 1910

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/

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

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

Fire crews in action on Deansgate during the Manchester Blitz of 1940.

Video and pictures: Survivors remember the Manchester Blitz 70 years on

Fire crews in action on Deansgate during the Manchester Blitz of 1940.

Portland and Chorlton Streets and the towering construction at Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, United Kingdom, 1964, photograph by Visual Resources at MMU (photographer unattributed).

Portland and Chorlton Streets and the towering construction at Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, United Kingdom, 1964, photograph by Visual Resources at MMU (photographer unattributed).

Hamilton & Sons, Pollard Street, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, 1971, photograph by Stephen Dowle.

Hamilton & Sons, Pollard Street, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, 1971, photograph by Stephen Dowle.

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