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PETERLOO: THE STORY CONTINUES
Peterloo 200 might be almost over, but the story continues…
Many thanks to the 274 people who came on our expert tours Friday and Saturday, and the 20 on Sunday to discover the joys of Howard Spring’s Peterloo-ish novel, “Fame is the Spur”.
Now it gets really interesting.
THE TIMES’ SAVAGE ATTACK ON OUR PETERLOO 200 COMMEMORATIONS
New Manchester Walks was shocked, but not surprised to read the hatchet job on Manchester’s Peterloo 200 commemorations in last Saturday’s Times, the small free snippet of which we reproduce from their website.
New Manchester Walks’s Ed Glinert has written a letter to The Times, which follows, righting this latest wrong on Manchester. The editorial bears all the marks of Tory peer Lord (Daniel) Finkelstein who fancies himself as a bit of a Norman Stone but bears closer resemblance in his grasp of history to Norman Wisdom. We get the feeling that The Times’s tirade against Peterloo is more about attacking Manchester for getting too uppity than in redressing history.
WE DON’T JUST DO WALKS. WE CAN ESCORT YOU AROUND MANCHESTER AND BEYOND
We don’t just do walks! We do tours, talks, cruises, PR…we accompany visitors around the region.
For instance on Sunday 17 June India played Pakistan at the Cricket World Cup, a wonderful event which brought so many people to Manchester. New Manchester Walks’s Ed Glinert took a lovely party of Indian visitors on a coach tour of Manchester on the Saturday, the day before the match, together with Joan Davies of Manchester Guided Tours.
On the Monday Ed Glinert chaperoned another group of lovely Indian visitors on an all-day tour: a visit to Manchester United’s museum and stadium tour, a coach tour of the area, and a boat trip with historical commentary on the Princess Katharine boat. So, don’t forget to book our guides for something similar.
SECRETS OF THE MIDLAND HOTEL – NEW TOUR, NEW INFO
* Here’s a tip. Don’t waste your time booking onto a tour of the Midland Hotel where the guide tells you Rolls & Royce met within. They didn’t!
* How do we know? Ed Glinert of New Manchester Walks is one of the best researchers in the country, the author/journalist/tour guide who, yes, cracked the Jack the Ripper mystery (East End Chronicles, Penguin, 2005), and he’s come up with some startling information.
* It wasn’t difficult, but nobody else ever bothered.
* Transport groups and historical societies have not been able to prove him wrong.
* The hotel isn’t happy but we want them to promote accurate history!
WELCOME TO MANCHESTER
We are New Manchester Walks, a walks, talks and tours outfit, open to all guides who want to make the history of Manchester, the world’s first industrial city – the industrial strength city – come alive.
We provide an unrivalled and unmatchable programme of historical trips and tours in and around Manchester: from the Gothic glories and cotton palaces of central Manchester to the gleaming new dock side towers of Salford Quays; from the coal face of industrial Eastlands to the winding alleyways of Knutsford in leafy Cheshire.
People of Manchester! People of Britain! People of the World! It’s the long-awaited (after six years) return of Underground Manchester in …
“Underground Manchester – Don’t Mention the War!”
This is an exciting and entertaining brand new tour devised by Manchester’s hardest-working tour guides, New Manchester Walks.
We will descend…
How To Come On One Of Our Tours
Please book on eventbrite if possible. This is because a number of tours get heavily booked and we need to know how many guides to put on.
However if you can’t do that, because you
* Don’t trust t’Internet
* Don’t have a computer
* The dog ate your credit card
then just come along and pay cash on the day. But please check on the morning of the walk to ensure there are places and it is still taking place.
Just ring 07769 29 8068 and leave a message.
He won’t answer, because he’s probably watching The Bill, but he’ll sort it out for you pronto.
TOURISTS, VISITORS, LOCALS – AVOID THE RIP-OFF FREE TOURS! BOOK ON A PROPER TOUR
Here’s a tip from one who knows. Avoid the free tours. They’re a rip-off. Yes, you don’t have to stump any cash – and who carries much money around with them anyway these days? – but you’ll be wasting your time and your intelligence will be insulted if you make the mistake of going on them.
If you’d like to discover a general broad-brush history of Manchester there’s a “Discover Manchester” tour going on every day at 11am from Central Library, hosted by our colleagues from Manchester Guided Tours.