We Built This City / We Built This City: Manchester's Reaction To The IRA Bomb 1996

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On June 15th 1996 a bomb, planted by the IRA, exploded in Manchester City Centre. Thanks to the efforts of the rescue services, no one died. In this special episode previous We Built This City guests talk about their experiences on the day, and how the people of Manchester were able to build a new, stronger community in the face of adversity. 

Voices include: Clint Boon, John Thomson, Diane Modahl, Carl Austin-Behan, Sarah Collins, Liz Taylor, Ged King, Karina Jadhav, Andy Burnham & Chris Brindley MBE

We Built This City is a series of conversations with some of the amazing Mancunians - born, bred or adopted – who put the heart into modern Manchester. A celebration of the human grit, determination and love found throughout the city, these episodes will lift you up, make you laugh and inspire you to leave our city in a better place.

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Your host, Lisa Morton, started PR company Roland Dransfield in 1996, one month after the fateful IRA bomb that tore apart the city centre. From that point, the business, and its team members, have been involved in helping to support the creation of Modern Manchester – across regeneration, business, charity, leisure and hospitality, sport and culture. 
To celebrate the 24 years that Roland Dransfield has spent creating these bonds, Lisa is gathering together some of her Mancunian ‘family’ and will be exploring how they have created their own purposeful relationships with the best city in the world.

Connect with Lisa and Roland Dransfield:
Via Phone: 01612361122
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