OLDHAM mayor Javid Iqbal was among a party of first citizens from Greater Manchester's 10 local authorities to visit the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester to see the iconic Stephenson's Rocket.

The visit was organised by the Greater Manchester Transport Heritage Partnership. Museum director Sally MacDonald: “It is always an absolute pleasure to welcome the Greater Manchester mayors and Greater Manchester Transport Heritage Partnership to the museum, but this year it was particularly special to be able to show them the magnificent sight of Stephenson’s Rocket back in Manchester after 180 years, here on the terminus of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway for which it was designed.”