Yesterday we asked our Manchester Facebook fans, ‘which insect is connected to Manchester?’ Someone suggested the Museum Mummy! But no the symbol of Manchester is the bee!
The Manchester bee symbol was adopted during the industrial revolution, a revolution that Manchester was at the heart of. The bee denotes Mancunians hard work and graft during this era and Manchester being a hive of activity in the 19th century. A mosaic hive of bees is depicted on flooring in the Manchester Town Hall.
Bees are known are hard workers with a vital role to play in the ecosystem and the ability for humans and life forms to survive by pollinating crops. The allegorical link to bees relates that during this era, Manchester was a vital economic centre for Britain and many Mancunians were employed in a range of jobs in the city.
Although it is unverifiable, the idiom busy bee may have originated or at least been popularised as a result of Manchester’s adoption of the bee symbol.
The architecture of our Manchester Roomzzz is testament to this era, see photograph below!
Ooooo just looking at the picture above makes my mouth water! And with just over a week to go until Easter weekend we’re still planning to make sure we don’t miss anything out...
Top of the list today is to get out in the fresh air and what better way to do this than with a round of golf? Roomzzz have linked up with Wike Ridge Golf Course to give you a fabulous weekend package of luxury accommodation, combined with a round of golf at one of Yorkshire’s premier courses! Wike Ridge golf course is located near the affluent North Leeds suburb of Shadwell and offers superb facilities for golfers of all standards including an 18 hole course designed by Donald Steel in 1994 with greens to USGA standards. The course spreads over 143 acres and includes a unique 12 hole academy par 3 course. The clubs facilities include a floodlit 20 bay driving range, training facilities, Pro shop, bar, restaurant, function room and parking for over 130 cars.
So you can indulge your need for Golf with your need for our fabulous Roomzzz, our Stay & Play Golf Break is only £99 for two people and includes*:-
- Overnight accommodation at Leeds City West Aparthotel
- Leeds Golf Centre is easily accessible, situated just 15 minutes away
- Start your day with Grab & Go complimentary breakfast, including hot drinks, pastries and fruit
Play a round of golf for two at the Wike Ridge course – 18 Holes
- Driving Range, Pro Shop and Club House facilities available
So what are you waiting for? There are a number of long weekends in April and you could book in now! Call reservations on 0844 499 4888 and quote LGC.
**Golf breaks are subject to availability and weather conditions, not bookable online. Rate is based on two people sharing a Grande twin or double studio apartment for one night, valid until 31/12/2011. Standard booking terms & conditions apply.
Yeay it’s Monday – the start of a new week and we have that long awaited extra hour of daylight to look forward to! AND this weekend we celebrate Mothering Sunday, why just one day? Make a weekend of it we say and what better way to tell your mum how special she is than a city break and a stay in Roomzzz!
Remember that we have three fabulous hotels in Leeds and another over the hills in Manchester so why not check in and check us out, bring your mum and show her the sights! Either city makes the perfect playground with something for everyone, lunch, shopping, spas, galleries, theatre, cinema so whatever your mum fancies on her special day! Go to our website to book online or call 0844 499 4888.
Remember also that we are running our Friday Faves competition and this week in honour of April Fools Day we are looking for our favourite joke played on this day, so visit our Facebook pages for Leeds and Manchester and share your best jape!