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UNDERGROUND MANCHESTER RETURNS…at last!

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…
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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.
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NEXT TOURS: MAY

Fri 24 May Marx & Engels pub walk: Drinkers of the World Unite!
Meet St Ann’s Church, 6pm.

Sat 25 May Manchester Music: The Hacienda Years
Meet HOME, 11am.
Sat 25 May Secrets of the Northern Quarter
Meet Queen Victoria Statue, Piccadilly Gardens, 2.30pm.

Sun 26 May Salford Quays & the Old Docks
Meet Salford Quays Metrolink stop, 11am.
Sun 26 May Secrets of the Northern Quarter
Meet Queen Victoria Statue, Piccadilly Gardens, 2.30pm.
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JUNE TOURS, NOW LIVE!

Sat 1 June Manchester Music: The Hacienda Years
Meet HOME, 11am.
Sat 1 June Secrets of the Northern Quarter
Meet Queen Victoria Statue, Piccadilly Gardens, 2.30pm.

Sun 2 June Roman Manchester – Beware The Ides of June
Meet Beetham Tower entrance, 11.30am,
Sun 2 June Football Babylon – Best, Busby, Bobby, Buzzer, Bell, Bert, Balotelli, Bungs, Booze, Babes…from Salford Van Hire to Robin Van Persie, the Moaning One, Ole at the Wheel…
Meet Malmaison, 2.30pm.
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There’s Left-Wing; There’s Right-Wing; There’s New Manchester Walks’s Political Tours

Our political tours go that bit further. That’s because Ed Glinert, has been working as a political journalist, author and commentator since 1981. He has written for the New Statesman, Sunday Times, Independent and spent ten years at Private Eye.  
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GREAT REVIEWS FOR OUR ALAN TURING TOUR, SO COME ON THE NEXT ONE!

Dear Ed,
Thank you so much for the enjoyable tour. I learned a lot despite having lived in Manchester since 1999 and having spent a few years at the university. I have to bring my boys as well one day as I think they would enjoy is. My daughter certainly did.
Kind Regards,
Katrin xxxx
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NEW FOR THE SUMMER EVERY SATURDAY: HACIENDA MUSIC & THE NORTHERN QUARTER

We are delighted to be launching a new walks programme in conjunction with the great people from Great Days (of Altrincham) on Saturdays this summer, starting on Saturday 25 May.

In the morning at 11am we will be running our ever-popular music tour – Manchester Music: The Hacienda Years. In the afternoon at 2.30pm it’s “Secrets of the Northern Quarter”.
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The Story of Manchester in 101 Objects. No. 4: The Romans in Manchester

One piece of authentic Roman masonry survives in its original position in Manchester. It is a block of stone, about a foot high and a few wide, dating from around the year 200, which can be found turning left at the end of Collier Street under Arch 95 of the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway. How it has survived is a miracle,
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The Story of Manchester in 101 Objects. No. 5: The Saxons & Vikings in Manchester

5. Manchester under the Saxons and Vikings
Object: Angel Stone
Location: Manchester Cathedral
Year: c. 700
We don’t have much evidence of Saxon or Viking Manchester. Records weren’t kept, as nobody thought this obscure tract of land, Manigceastre, cut off from the important towns on the eastern side of the country, such as York, to be important.
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The Story of Manchester in 101 Objects. No. 6: Manchester-Liverpool Rivalry

How far back should we trace the rivalry between Manchester and our formidable cousin, 35 miles west down the Mersey? In the year 1207 King John issued letters patent proclaiming the establishment of a new borough, “Livpul”, and inviting people to settle there. At that time Manchester was a minor player, a village of no renown. Lancashire itself was considered isolated and unimportant, the major routes from London heading east to York and then on to Edinburgh. Liverpool moved ahead of Manchester in mediaeval times because of its status as a port for British trade. Manchester caught up and overtook Liverpool during the early years of the Industrial Revolution, only for Liverpool to respond by becoming one of the world’s major transatlantic ports.
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