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5 Jul 2018 15:12


Next tour: No new dates. Meet: Midland Hotel, Peter Street. To book privately (ideal for schools and universities): please e-mail info@newmanchesterwalks.com. Manchester was the world’s first industrial city – the first place to use the factory system to mass produce goods on a scale never before seen. And what goods! Cotton clothes exported to west …
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Spooky Manchester

5 Jul 2018 13:45


Next public tour: Thu 25 October 2018. Meet: Victoria Station wallmap (on top of the old graveyard), 5.30pm. Booking: Please book here with eventbrite. Ideal: for a private booking…if you want your group to have nightmares. Enter, if you dare, a nether world of murder, assassination, hanging, homicide, regicide, talking corpses and some really nasty …
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UNCOMFORTABLE ART * UNCOMFORTABLE HISTORY

22 May 2018 20:21


Ed Glinert of New Manchester Walks is launching a new campaign to start protesting against the prominence of the wrong people on the streets of Manchester. It’s time to make the prominent art and statuary in Manchester more reflective of the city’s history of protest and civil rights. In this most left-wing of cities we have more statues of Tories than socialists; more colonialists than progressives. The campaign begins with a new tour (please book with eventbrite), Uncomfortable Art, Uncomfortable History on Sunday 12 August at noon from the Visitor Centre, Piccadilly Gardens. The tour has been devised by Ed Glinert who has spent 35 years combating injustice in his hard-hitting journalism for City Life and Private Eye, and in books for Penguin, HarperCollins and Random House.
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Friedrich Engels’s Manchester

5 May 2018 18:29


Next tours: * Friedrich Engels’s Manchester Date: Sunday 9 September 2018. Meet: Engels statue outside the HOME arts centre, 11.30am. Booking: Please book here with eventbrite. * Engels birthday pub walk Date: Wed 28 November 2018. Meet: St Ann’s Church, 5.30pm. Booking: Please book here with eventbrite. Follow in the footsteps of Friedrich Engels, the German …
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THE MANCHESTER LITERATURE FESTIVAL FRINGE

25 Apr 2018 11:53


Here’s a much-needed new venture: The Manchester Literature Festival Fringe. We will be celebrating the literature of Manchester and beyond all year round. Our first event will be a tour this summer of Emily Bronte’s Haworth on Saturday 28 July to mark the 200th anniversary of the author’s birth, followed by a tour of Elizabeth Gaskell’s Manchester on Sunday 29 July. In October there will be a full showcase of tours. The Manchester Literature Festival Fringe is the brainchild of Ed Glinert, much-published author with Penguin, HarperCollins, Random House and Bloomsbury.
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MIDLAND HOTEL – AT LAST A TOUR THAT DOESN’T TELL YOU ROLLS MET ROYCE HERE!

19 Apr 2018 22:07


We host an original, highly-entertaining and absurdly amusing tour of Manchester’s most famous hotel (after sumptuous refreshments...optional) one Sunday a month and some Monday lunchtimes. We will tell you the real story about 4 May 1904, the date when Rolls and Royce are believed to have met in the Midland Hotel and decided to go into business together. What a great event in Manchester history. Well, Ed Glinert, Penguin author and prolific Manchester tour guide, has now done some serious research into this story and come up with some startling twists. This is just one of the reasons why our Midland Hotel tours sell out fast. So come with us to hear enlightening and expertly researched anecdotes about Winston Churchill, John Barbirolli, Michael Collins, Alex Ferguson, Albert Tatlock, the King of Afghanistan, George Best, Johnny Cash, Michael Collins, Van Morrison, Theresa May... To book press Continue Reading and click the date you require. • Book a private tour for your group! We catered for 60 very happy ladies from Wilmslow U3A recently.
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THE PANKHURSTS: THIS YEAR WE MARK THE CENTENARY OF WOMEN GAINING THE VOTE…TOURS AND HARD-HITTING ARTICLE

18 Apr 2018 12:02


Here at last is the article you’ve been waiting for about the centenary anniversary of the royal assent being granted to a bill to allow women to vote. This is because we at New Manchester Walks have been singularly unimpressed with the poor standard of articles in the local and national press about this most important topic. Even the Sunday Telegraph managed to bore its readers with their anodyne piece. And as for the Manchester media, they all missed the key points... Most of the tours sell out quickly but we are adding dates to meet demand.
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BOOK A TALK WITH MANCHESTER’S WITTIEST PUBLIC SPEAKER: ED GLINERT

18 Apr 2018 10:12


If you don’t fancy a walk, book a talk. What a great idea for your social club, U3A group, Probus set, National Trust outfit, local history society; to book New Manchester Walks’ Ed Glinert to give an illustrated talk on one of a huge variety of subjects. He had 65 people at Central Library for the Town Hall Murals recently and about 150 at Knutsford Methodist Church for Marx & Engels in Manchester. Glinert is the most entertaining, best informed and wittiest public speaker on the circuit, armed with remarkable stories and unforgettable pictures, and has been a fixture on the talks scene for a number of years, giving regular presentations at Central Library, Gorton Monastery, the St James’s Club and the Portico Library.
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BOOK A PRIVATE TOUR WITH THE EXPERT AND FRIENDLIEST GUIDES

3 Apr 2018 08:13


Calling all Probus/U3A/W.I. groups, works outfits, social societies: book a private tour with New Manchester Walks, an umbrella group of official, trained Blue Badge and Green Badge tour guides. We have created a unique and ambitious programme of tours in and around Manchester. We have taken thousands around the city in recent years on Peterloo, Pankhursts, Pre-Raphaelite, Castlefield, Ancoats, Town Hall, Salford Quays tours, just to name a few. We also venture to Knutsford, Macclesfield, Haworth, Hebden Bridge and Liverpool. We pride ourselves on tours that go that bit further with trenchant analysis, witty anecdotes and original research. You thought that Rolls and Royce met at the Midland Hotel? Hear the real story on our Midland Hotel tour? Think again. You thought that the pillar box on Corporation Street is the one that survived the 1996 IRA bomb? Think again, and in the meantime we look forward to meeting you.
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UNDERGROUND MANCHESTER RETURNS…at last!

2 Feb 2018 20:28


New Manchester Walks is delighted to announce the long-awaited return of underground Manchester! Yes, we will be descending beneath the city streets again on a scintillating subterranean sensationally funny but damned serious new tour: “Underground Manchester: Don’t Mention the War!” All details of what we’re going to do, where, when and how you can book (only on eventbrite) will be available very soon on our website and Facebook. Tours will probably begin end March. Until then, beware Nazis in the air, 5th columnists God knows where, GIs on the streets, take refuge in the shelters down below, don’t worry about the nukes, stay calm, don’t panic!
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