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Address: Heron House 1 Lincoln Square | Brasenose Street, Manchester M2 5LN, England
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Lincoln, why Lincoln?

You need to read the history of Manchester and its connection with the cotton producers of the US, to appreciate the significance of the statue in the city. Manchester was once... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 April 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

You need to read the history of Manchester and its connection with the cotton producers of the US, to appreciate the significance of the statue in the city. Manchester was once nicknamed "Cottonopolis" and was the powerhouse that produced money in enough quantities to build Victorian Manchester.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Nobody really wanted this 1917 statue (one nickname was the stomach-ache statue because of the position of the hands). It was originally destined for London, where it was rejected and replaced with a 'better' one which is in Parliament Square. The statue was also rejected by Norwich and Liverpool (and possibly elsewhere), finally ended up in Manchester and after some... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Just off the middle of deansgate , lovely statue of one of the most well known american presidents. Fine for a photo but you can only spend ten minutes here , follow on to the museum of science and industry also free for a more fullfilling day out .

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

Impressive statue set in a modern square .The Christmas Market extends to this Square from Albert Square.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

As others have said, the quote is very difficult to read. The hands on the statue are also way out of proportion. I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to view it, but it is of historical interest nevertheless

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Madrid, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Whoever designed this needs to have serious think. The location is fine, if a little hard to find and the figure itself passes as a good likeness for AL, BUT, as others have also said, the writing is impossible to read! The central message about the support for the cotton industry in Manchester against slavery is the KEY element of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

The statue was erected to commemorate President Lincoln's support of the working people of Manchester who suffered to a trade embargo on Southern US cotton during the American Civil War. The writing on the plinth is almost impossible to read, which is a pity. The statue is not in the main area of Manchester but hidden away in what can... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

The statue is to commemorate President Lincoln's support of the working people of manchester who suffered unemployment due to a trade embargo on Southern US cotton during the American Civil War. The writing on the plinth is hard to read, but there's an excert from a letter Lincoln wrote to the working people on Manchester, whih I copied below: EXTRACT... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013 via mobile

A wonderfully evocative statue notionally to Lincoln but really to northern workers and their support of Union cause. Pity about obscure location and equally about speach of thanks being difficult to read (stone, typescript and gilt used). Read Lincoln's words with ease via Google.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

Quite often you will meet locals who have no idea that this statue is even in Manchester. Tucked away between the Town hall and John Rylands, it is a great link to the industrial past of the city, and worth a visit on a walking tour of the city.

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