The Beyer/Becker Bee

The Details

Name: The Beyer/Becker Bee

Location: The HSBC UK National Cycling Centre

School: Gorton Local History group

Design Inspiration

Gorton Local History group decided to base the design of their Bee on two figures from Gorton’s history; Beyer Peacock Engineering, based in Gorton 1854-1966, and Lydia Becker, who played a key role in the campaign for women’s suffrage and owned the Calico Printers factory on Mount Road.