The bee has been a symbol of the English city of Manchester since 1842, when the insect was incorporated into the city's coat of arms. As Manchester was at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution, a period of great innovations in manufacturing, people likened the new factories to "hives" of activity. Although, the worker bee has been associated with Manchester for over 150 years, it recently returned to prominence as a unifying symbol for the people of Manchester after the terror attack which took the lives of 22 innocent people in May of 2017.
Great British Outdoor Fires is proud to make a contribution to the Manchester Memorial Fund for any products (e.g. fire pit panel, wall panels, candle holders) we sell which incorporate this design.