Friday, 15 April 2011

Site of the Royal Hotel, Manchester, where the Football League was founded.

This plaque is situated in Manchester City Centre, directly across from Piccadilly Gardens on the corner of Mosley Street and Market Street. Yet you can guarantee most people will walk past it without even realising that it is there.

The League was founded at a meeting at the Royal Hotel on the 17th April 1888. The hotel is long since gone and a Santander branch now stands in it's place. This plaque stands as a reminder that, even then, Manchester was at the heart of football.

1 comment:

simpkins83 said...

Are there any historic landmarks untouched by Santander or generic trendy wine bars?

Great bit of trivia that!