No Anorak Required: interactive history of Manchester for kids

By Rachel Hayward | 06 December 2010

Website screenshot showing a pictorial interactive of Manchester with museum and archive images showing
© Stardotstar Ltd
No Anorak Required: interactive history of Manchester.

Produced by Stardotstar for the GMPTE (2010) - Greater Manchester Public Transport Executive and their DingDing website for kids, the interactive No Anorak engages learners with the history of public transport in Greater Manchester – and is a fun way for pupils to see how public transport put Manchester on the map.

For example, did you know that Manchester had the world's first canal? The first passenger train? And operated the first buses in the UK?

We love the wonderful archive images used from amongst others, MOSI (Museum of science and Industry), Chetham's Library and the Science and Picture Library.

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