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TODAY, SUNDAY 19th, NO PANKHURST TOUR…NO GUIDE

Sorry, folks. No Pankhurst tour today, 19th August. It has been cancelled for some time. We have no guide available.
Plenty more dates:
* Sun 14 Oct, 11.30am, St Ann’s Church.
* Mon 12 Nov, 2pm, Central Library. “Women Can Now Vote!”: Centenary of the announcement of the first General Election at which women could vote…A slightly different tour from the norm.
* Fri 28 December, 2pm, Emmeline Pankhurst statue
Bookings now taking place on eventbrite.

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AUTUMN PROGRAMME NOW OUT

* Get your diaries out. Below is New Manchester Walks’s autumn programme: Sep 1 to Dec 31.
* Please book with eventbrite where possible.
* Do please check our website before setting off…just in case.
* Here’s your starter for September:

Sun 2, Castlefield Epic Tour of Roman Manchester & the Birth of Industry, Beetham Tower, 12 noon.
Thu 6, Angel Meadow, Victoria Station wallmap, 5.30pm.
Fri 7, The Secret History of Manchester, Visitor Centre, Piccadilly Gardens, 5.30pm.
Sun 9, Friedrich Engels’s Manchester, Engels statue HOME, 11.30am.
Sun 9, Karl Marx’s Manchester, Victoria Station wallmap, 2.15pm.
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TOURS FOR TOURISTS & VISITORS

Welcome to Manchester, the capital of the North, the first city of the Industrial Revolution, the city where modern-day capitalism was created, communism researched, the atom split and the computer invented…THE industrial strength city.
Make your visit special with a tour led by New Manchester Walks, the city’s group of professional guides, We have devised a number of bespoke tours aimed not only at the thousands of visitors pouring into the city, but locals looking to unravel the city’s secrets.
• 7 Wonders of Manchester.
• 7 Manchester Landmarks for Football Fanatics.
• 7 Manchester Music Landmarks – from the Hacienda to Tony Wilson’s pad.
• 7 Politically Sound Manchester Landmarks.
We also have over a hundred detailed tours, covering everything – from the Pankhursts to George Best to L S Lowry to Coronation Street.
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MIDLAND HOTEL – AT LAST A TOUR THAT DOESN’T TELL YOU ROLLS MET ROYCE HERE. ABOUT TIME

• Stop press. Ed Glinert has discovered shocking new information about the alleged meeting of Rolls and Royce at the Midland Hotel in 1904.
Interestingly, Rolls Royce’s own website fails to mention the Midland! This is part of our 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.
• Book a private tour for your group! We catered for 60 very happy ladies from Wilmslow U3A recently.
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MANCHESTER LITERATURE FESTIVAL FRINGE

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 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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THE PANKHURSTS: CALLING MANCHESTER SCHOOLS. BOOK A PANKHURST TOUR!

Having discovered that Manchester schools are now, at last, incorporating the wonderful story of how a Manchester family, the Pankhursts, led the campaign to gain women the vote, into their curriculum, we are hoping that you, school organisers, book a Pankhurst tour for older pupils with New Manchester Walks.
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UNCOMFORTABLE ART * UNCOMFORTABLE HISTORY

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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BOOK A PRIVATE TOUR WITH THE EXPERT AND FRIENDLIEST GUIDES

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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MANCHESTER TOWN HALL: NOW CLOSED, BUT YOU CAN BUY ED GLINERT’S BOOK

That’s it folks. No more Town Hall for six years but to remember the great days, dramatic architecture, action-packed events, you will soon be able to buy Ed Glinert’s Town Hall book: Manchester Town Hall: 140 Glorious Years. Available soon from all good book shops – and some shops that aren’t that good.
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STUDENT GROUPS, U3A, SOCIETIES, CLUBS, WORKS OUTFIT…book a private tour with us!

What better way to entertain your social club, historical society or corporate clients than with a private New Manchester Walks tour, talk, walk or canal cruise?

So, calling all members and organisers from the U3A, the National Trust, the WI, Probus, come, book an enthralling and entertaining tour with our enthralling and entertaining guides.

Competitive rates…knowledgeable guides. We have access to the largest group of guides in the North-West.
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