What's happening with New Manchester Walks
Cruise the Manchester Waterways With Us – New Dates
REGULAR CRUISE: Sun 17 Aug, Sat 30 Aug, Sat 20 Sep, Sun 12 Oct, Fri 24 Oct, Sun 2 Nov, Sat 15 Nov at 11.30am. £18.
XMAS CRUISE with mulled wine and mince pies: Thu 4 Dec, Fri 12 Dec, Wed 17 Dec, Sun 21 Dec at 11.30am. £23.
Join us on a cruise of the Manchester and Salford waterways from the comfort of the L S Lowry or Emmeline Pankhurst boat as she makes her way along the Manchester Ship Canal, Bridgewater Canal and River Irwell.
Glide past the new Coronation Street studios, Media City, Manchester United, The Imperial War Museum North, the Lowry Centre, the old docks of what was Britain’s 4th biggest port, Mode Wheel Locks, Castlefield and Spinningfields!
Expert commentary provided by the queen of canal tour guides, Salford-born Sue Grimditch.
Southern Cemetery Tours…At Last!
New Manchester Walks will for the first time be able to take you round Britain’s biggest graveyard – Southern Cemetery – final resting place of some the greats of Manchester history.
Ed Glinert, author of “London’s Dead”, published by HarperCollins, will lead you from Matt Busby to John Rylands; from Joe Sunlight to Daniel Adamson. We will also pay our respects to music greats Tony Wilson and Rob Gretton, go in search of L. S. Lowry and reveal the long-lost story of the forgotten victim of the Munich Air Disaster.
Tours will take place at 11am on:
* Thu 9 Oct, Thu 30 Oct, Thu 13 Nov, Sat 29 Nov and Sun 14 Dec.
Marx & Engels – Walkers of the World Unite!
Owing to a spot of capitalist weather on Sat 19 July, we have now added new dates for the double “Marx & Engels in Manchester” extravaganza:
• Sat 27 Sep & Sat 15 Nov (in conjunction with Parliament Week).
• Part 1: meet Oxford Road station, 11am. Part 2: meet St Ann’s Church, 2pm.
This Week’s Tours
Town Hall (Tue), Salford Crescent & Peel Park (Thu), Politics & Poverty (Fri), Manchester & the Great War (Sat), In Search of the River Medlock (Sat), Town Hall (Sun), Wildlife of Cornbrook & Pomona (Sun).
Town Hall Access
• Sun 3 Aug, 2.30pm. Mostly very good access.
• Tue 5 Aug, 11am. Very good access.
• Sun 10 Aug. NO ACCESS. NO TOUR. SORRY!
• Tue 12 Aug, 11am. Good access.
• Sun 17 Aug onwards. Awaiting updates.
Clock Tower Tours…New Manchester Walks in Time with the City: Sun 10 Aug, Sat 6 Sep, Sat 20 Sep
Come with us up, up and away to the top of Manchester Town Hall…into the soaring clock tower on a journey into the very heart of time. Please book with Quay Tickets.
August Bank Holiday Monday: The Only Detailed Tour of the Pre-Raphaelite Paintings & the Town Hall Murals
We are hosting the only full detailed tour of the Art Gallery Pre-Raphaelite paintings AND the Ford Madox Brown Murals in Manchester Town Hall on Monday, 25 August 2014.
Special Walk to Mark 50 Years Since Manchester Staged the Last Ever Hanging
We’re adding a special walk on Wednesday 13 August 2014 to mark the 50th anniversary of the last ever hanging, which took place in Manchester, regardless of what they tell you in the papers – and guess where!