‘Manchester’s Guardian: 200 years of the Guardian newspaper’ marks the bicentenary of the Guardian newspaper, one of Manchester’s most enduring success stories. The first edition of the Manchester Guardian appeared on Saturday 5 May 1821 and from modest beginnings, it grew in national and international significance. This exhibition explores key episodes from the newspaper’s long history to provoke discussion on how news is reported and accessed today.
On the 5 May 1821, the first edition of the Manchester Guardian was printed.
The Manchester Guardian was one of the few English newspapers to criticise Hitler forcefully.
On 1 April 1977, the Guardian printed a feature on San Serriffe, a fictional archipelago located in the Indian Ocean.
Under the editorship of CP Scott, the Manchester Guardian established itself as a moral voice.
Manchester has a long association with anti-war causes.
From caretakers to clerks, reporters to typists, the Manchester Guardian employed a range of workers.
The Manchester Guardian was intimately bound up with Manchester’s history.
In 1872, when appointed editor of the Manchester Guardian, CP Scott was 26 years old. He remained in post for 57 years.