Plaque unveiled to mark the birth of the Manchester Guardian

Mayor Andy Burnham describes paper’s foundation as an ‘important piece of British social history’

Two hundred years after the Manchester Guardian was founded in the aftermath of a bloody anti-establishment protest, a plaque has been erected to mark its birth.

Speaking at the unveiling in Manchester city centre, Andy Burnham described the foundation of the newspaper in 1821 – now the Guardian – as a “truly important piece of British social history”.

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