What's happening with New Manchester Walks
Latest Zoom talk-tours with Cruise Ships Speaker Ed Glinert
Missing walking the Manchester streets hearing the history of the world’s greatest industrial city? While you’re inside but would rather be outside we can make you feel like you’re onside on our Zoom talk-tours, even better than the real thing, as U2 once said, covering every one of our hundred or so walks in and around Manchester.
Yes, we will be zooming all the usual tours – Ancoats, Angel Meadow, Architecture, Alan Turing, Art…and that’s just the As – as well as doing the usual walking tours on foot in person. It also offers you, the customer, a wider experience.
Latest: Guided Tours During the New Lockdown
Right now, as of Wednesday the 11th of November, following various advice, we are not going to be hosting any real-life guided walks for a few weeks. We were hoping for some advice from the powers that be but nothing has been forthcoming. When we do resume, our guides will do everything we can to comply
Blue Badge Tours & Green Badge Walking Tours of Manchester all year round
Hello everyone. We at New Manchester Walks host public tours most days of the year on a huge variety of subjects and topics. Indeed there is no walks outfit in the country offering such a programme! All of our tours can be booked privately as well. We are operating a full timetable because we want to bring hope, optimism and enjoyment into people’s lives.
Because many people are not coming out at the moment, we are making the effort to go and meet you – via the wonders of Zoom. It’s amazingly easy and it means you can enjoy a tour of say Ancoats or Manchester Town Hall from the comfort of your own laptop!
70th Birthday Tribute to the Genius that is Stevie Wonder
We must pay tribute this May, 2020, to the genius that is Stevland Judkins Jnr on his 70th birthday. Here are his ten greatest, ranked for your delectation and deliberation.
10. Superwoman (from Music of My Mind, 1972).
9. Tuesday Heartbreak (from Talking Book, 1972).
8. If You Really Love Me (from Where I’m Coming From, 1971).
7. Another Star (from Songs in the Key of Life, 1976).
6. Fingertips (studio version, from the Jazz Soul of Little Stevie, 1962).
5. Big Brother (from Talking Book, 1972).
4. Jesus Children of America (from Innervisions, 1973).
3. Golden Lady (from Innervisions, 1973).
2. Uptight (single, 1966).
1. I Was Made To Love Her (single, 1967)
We are the experts on Manchester history: Ed Glinert on BBC News
BBC news wanted an expert on the history of Cheetham Hill, Red Bank and Angel Meadow, with particular reference to the legendary Sister Elizabeth Prout, who worked amongst the Victorian poor relieving those most afflicted, so they turned to New Manchester Walks’s Ed Glinert. You can too on any of around a hundred local tours.
Discover Manchester’s History
Manchester became the world’s first industrial centre at the end of the 18th century, and within a hundred years was the second city of the empire, a vast commercial and cultural hub, setting for the greatest Town Hall in the country, home of the brilliant newspaper the Manchester Guardian, and an exciting reputation as the home of protest, progression and culture. Hear the full story with Manchester’s expert historian, Ed Glinert.
7 THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT ANCOATS
It was Britain’s first industrial suburb, a land of massive mills, smoking chimneys, mean terraced housing with ne’er a tree or blade of grass in sight. That was 1820. Now in 2020 it has been reborn as the main mighty meme of Manchester, high-life Central, with a high-maintenance history. Here is a hit of hot history from the ’hood.
Regular guided tours, just waiting for the A-OK from the powers that be!
Official Manchester Tours (the perfect way to learn the city’s history)
New Manchester Walks is the only official, trained, expert group of guides operating commercially in the Manchester area.
Entertaining, exciting guiding: why be bored on a tour?
Our mission is to open up Manchester history to as many people as possible though our tours, walks, talks, articles and books. It’s a bit of a battle, given that Manchester’s history has been severely mistreated for decades…