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Industry

Next tour: No new dates. Meet: Midland Hotel, Peter Street. To book privately (ideal for schools and universities): please e-mail info@newmanchesterwalks.com. Manchester was the world’s first industrial city – the first place to use the factory system to mass produce goods on a scale never before seen. And what goods! Cotton clothes exported to west …
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Chilling Tales from the Manchester Graveyards

Tours start from Victoria Station wallmap (on top of the old graveyard). January 2020: Thu 16 Jan, 6pm. Booking: Please press here to book with eventbrite. Ideal: for a private booking…if you want your group to have nightmares. Come on in…enter, if you dare, a nether world of murder, assassination, hanging, homicide, regicide, talking corpses …
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Madchester: Tales of Rock n Roll Excess

Next tour: For now this tour has been subsumed into the other music tours. Please see relevant pages. Come drink in a cocktail of excess and revelry drunk by those overdosing on their own egos and out to lunch in their own lifetimes on this irreverent, Rabelasian, rabble-rousing tour. Here are tales of million pound …
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William Shakespeare’s Manchester

Next tour: Fri 26 October 2018. Meet: Entrance, John Rylands Library, 2.30pm. Booking: Soon with eventbrite. This is an ingenious new tour dedicated to a man who probably never came to Manchester. But why should that matter? The city centre is alive with mementos to the Bard and dedications to his protagonists. We’ve found seven obvious locations (just …
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Poetry

Next tour: Fri 26 October 2018. Meet: Queen Victoria statue, Piccadilly Gardens, 11.30am. Words, phrases, ideas, claims, injunctions, entreaties, accusations, threats, memories…“Tho’ much is taken, much abides…which in old days Mov’d earth and heaven”. We honour the greatest writers – Tennyson (that’s him, above), Shelley, Tennyson, Byron, Rossetti, John Cooper Clarke – and explain their links with …
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Wigan

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Heaton Park

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Liverpool in 12 Songs

Cost: Free; please the tip the guide generously…if you think he did a good job. If you don’t, he might tip you. Booking: PLEASE BOOK HERE WITH EVENTBRITE. Only 12 songs? We will tour the city finding the locations and telling the stories that inspired some of the world’s greatest songs. It’s a long list …
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William Shakespeare

No dates yet. Date: Meet: Entrance, John Rylands Library, time tbc. Booking: Not yet. This is an ingenious new tour dedicated to a man who probably never came to Manchester. But why should that matter? The city centre is alive with mementos to the Bard and dedications to his protagonists. We’ve found seven obvious locations …
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Thomas de Quincey

No dates yet. Date: Meet: Art Gallery, time tbc. Booking: Not yet. Born in a hotel on Manchester’s Cross Street in 1785, Thomas De Quincey is perhaps the greatest local-born writer in Manchester history. Well, him and Anthony Burgess. Originally he was plain Thomas Quincey (he added the “De” to make himself sound more glam), raised …
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