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Calling all literature folk. We’re really looking forward to the Ted Hughes country tour tomorrow, Saturday 21 Oct, but the weather ain’t. In fact the rain gods might well be conspiring to get their revenge on Ted for all his elemental poetry.

So if you fancy using your ticket for the next such tour, in May (date to be announced) please do so. For those who brave it, if it’s raining dogs, cats and crows and it’s too debilitating to ramble the fields of Elmet we might well prepare to the nearest hostelry, or get a bus to Stubbing Wharf, and do the “tour” that way.

As for Sunday, Haworth is cancelled. Again inclement weather and the fact that no one has booked, bah.
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We now have more November dates for the only expert de-luxe historical tour of Manchester Town Hall. These tours showcase the original and painstaking research we have conducted. For instance New Manchester Walks’s Ed Glinert journeyed down to the capital to take out of the London Library two hefty volumes on Ford Madox Brown’s paintings. Books which aren’t available in Manchester and can’t be bought for love or money. He and John Alker then forensically extracted all the best stories from them so that now we know the real stories behind the Town Hall Murals that so captivate our customers.

Next tours. Please book with eventbrite. Just press “Continue Reading”, find the date you’d like, and click the link:

* All dates sold out until…
* Fri 10 Nov, 5.30pm. (4 tickets just released).
* Mon 13 Nov, 11am.
* Mon 13 Nov, 3pm.
* Tue 28 Nov, 11am.
* Tue 28 Nov, 3pm.
* Wed 29 Nov, 11am.
* Wed 29 Nov, 3pm.
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Have you seen the magnificent new bar at the Midland, Manchester’s most famous hotel? It’s a work of art.

Have you seen the plaque at the front, with its key date, 4 May 1904? This was 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 tale. Well, Ed Glinert 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 are selling out fast.

So come with us to hear the real story of the hotel: entertaining, 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…

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Sun 24 Sep…Sun 8 Oct…Sun 19 Nov…Sun 3 December…Sun 7 January…Sun 4 February…Sun 4 March…Sun 1 April (Easter Sunday).

• Book a private tour for your group! We catered for 60 very happy ladies from Wilmslow U3A recently.
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You’ve heard the songs, seen the groups, played the records…now visit the sights and hear the stories where Manchester music history was made on a music bus tour …

Our set list includes most of the following
* The Hacienda * Salford Lads’ Club * The Ritz * The Cemetery Gates
* The BBC building where Paul failed the audition * The Boardwalk
* Free Trade Hall * “A rented room in Whalley Range” * Paul Heaton’s pub
* Strawberry Studios * Dry Bar * John Cooper Clarke’s Beasley Street
* Church of the Holy Name * Sifter’s record shop * The house where the Smiths were born * The original Factory Records HQ * Tony Wilson’s House.

* This is a 3-hour tour, starting from Albert Square opposite the Town Hall.

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* Sun 8 Oct, 11am.
* Sun 12 Nov, 11am.
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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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THE 7 WONDERS OF MANCHESTER: Read on for the perfect introduction to the city

Manchester was the first city of the industrial revolution, the city that shaped the modern world, the industrial strength city.

These are the most spectacular sights to be seen, the great treasures of the city, the 7 Wonders of Manchester, each linked with our tours.

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If you don’t fancy a walk, book us for a talk!

Ed Glinert is back giving talks with a monthly slot at Central Library and regular dates at Manchester Cathedral, so book him for your social club, U3A group, Probus set, National Trust outfit or local history society to give an illustrated talk on one of a huge variety of subjects:
* The Pankhursts.
* 10 Manchester Inventions That Shook the World.
* Peterloo.
* Royal Scandal Through the Ages.
* The Lonely Life of L. S. Lowry.
* Engels & Marx in Manchester.
* The Manchester Ship Canal.
* Alan Turing.
* The Fenian Hangings of 1867.
* The Secret History of Manchester.
* Manchester architecture (how the city’s main buildings stole their design from existing works).
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Now is the time for your social club, U3A group, Probus outfit, student body … to book a coach tour with our effortlessly entertaining guides.
There are so many to choose from:
* The Great Treasures of Manchester
* Wild and Wuthering West Yorkshire
* L. S. Lowry’s sights and settings of Salford
* The Beatles’ Liverpool
* Chi-Chi Cheshire
* The History of Manchester United…
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