Friday, March 2, 2012

The Refuge Assurance Building

This is the Refuge Assurance Building, now the Palace Hotel. In 1912, it was the head office of the Refuge Assurance Company Ltd, a life insurance and pensions company that serviced all of England. Although the majority of the building was built in 1890s, the iconic clock tower was added in 1912. Until only a few years ago, the clock had to be wound manually each day. 

Can you find out what the original name of this important Mancunian company?

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