Welcome to the World’s Greatest Industrial City! We Represent the Tour Guides of Manchester. Here is the Official Programme of Walks, Talks & Coach Tours
We are the only group of guides who can make Manchester come alive in all its glory –from Hacienda-era music tours to sights and sites associated with Alan Turing, Friedrich Engels, Emmeline Pankhurst, L S Lowry, the Pre-Raphaelites, architecture, the canals, industry, science, cotton…
Alan Turing – Ancoats – Angel Meadow – Architecture
Around Manchester in 80 Minutes – Art – Ashton Canal
Castlefield – Central Library – Charles Dickens’ Manchester – Chetham’s
Chorlton-on-Medlock – Classic Corrie – Cotton
Dark Side of Manchester – Days Out – Didsbury – Docks
East Manchester – Elizabeth Gaskell – Engels & Marx
Fame is the Spur – Football – Free Trade Hall
Gangland Manchester – Grand Hotels – Great Treasures
Hangman’s Manchester – Haworth – Heaton Park
Hebden Bridge & Heptonstall – Hell Is A City – Heroes & Villains
Hidden Gems – History of Manchester in 20 Objects
Hitler’s Plans for Manchester – Hulme
… and so much more …
Calling schools, students and teachers! Book an official guide to enrich your students on all things Manchester and Liverpool: the Pankhursts, Peterloo, Slavery, the Industrial Revolution…
We’ve been taking more and more groups on educational walking tours, covering all aspects of Manchester history.
We do Liverpool as well!
Please e-mail email@example.com for a great day out for your class.
When Glinert gave a talk on Alan Turing at Manchester Library a few years ago one mother wrote to say it was the best lesson (of sorts) she’d heard and asked her mum why can’t school be more like that?
Well, that’s because Ed Glinert is the most entertaining speaker in the area, giving talks to a variety of clubs, societies and organisations, on cruise ships and to the Arts Society. That’s it.
Book your group for an intensely satisfying intellectually enriching cultural tour of the capital of the North – Manchester – home to one of the greatest Pre-Raphaelite collections, stamping ground of Gaskell, Dickens and Thomas de Quincey, base for the Halle Orchestra, setting for some of the most stimulating examples of Victorian architecture in the country.
This is Manchester, the city of Waterhouse, Worthington, Walters and Wood; Barbirolli, Burgess and the BBC Philharmonic; where the gallery walls are filled with Millais, Rossetti, Holman Hunt and Ford Madox Brown, and the streets are lined with Classical temples, Gothic spires and Baroque beauty.
Contact Ed Glinert, Arts Society lecturer, cruise ships speaker, Penguin author and the country’s most prolific tour guide on info@newmanchesterwalks, 07769 29 8068 for a bespoke cultural experience tailor made for your group…
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As the journalist who did more pieces (for City Life and Private Eye) on James Anderton, the former Greater Manchester chief constable who died on the 5 of May aged 89, than anyone, can I remind younger readers just how ridiculous he was.
When Anderton became chief constable of the newly-formed Greater Manchester Police in 1976 he quickly announced that he had a direct line to God and stated that he might be the living reincarnation of Oliver Cromwell. He sent coppers in motor boats flashing torches underneath the arches of the Rochdale Canal looking for men having sex with other men. He later denounced AIDS sufferers as “swirling around in cesspit of their own-making”.
Perfect for groups! Book Ed Glinert, Manchester’s most prolific tour guide and author of Penguin’s legendary Manchester Compendium, on a whistle-stop expert tour of the world’s great industrial city. This is a quick-fire run-down of all the great Manchester sights and sites, with all the most mesmerising and memorable stories. Here’s the route and set-list.
* The following article is now featured on the ILoveMcr website.
* New Manchester Walks’s architecture tours are the only expert architecture tours taking place in the city. They have been devised by RIBA judge Ed Glinert, aided as always by John Alker. A new date for the next tour will be announced soon as it is possible to do so. In the meantime, here is a wonderful story explaining why Manchester Central Library is modelled on Rome’s Pantheon.
You may have noticed that Manchester’s Central Library looks like The Pantheon of Rome. It is so strikingly obvious. But it begs the question why?
We are working with various guiding bodies to offer a FREE (with tips) Manchester music walking tour focussing on the Hacienda Years every Saturday afternoon. The only problem is, we don’t have the guides.
We are looking for a small squad of guides. You don’t have to go on a course to get a coloured badge, but you do have to know your Manchester music history inside out, you do have to have a reasonable knowledge of modern music outside Manchester, you do need to know the difference between “Do The Du” and Husker Du, you do have to play the right sounds at the right location, you do have to be presentable, personable and entertaining, and yes, we will test you!
If you can get past our GCHQ-styled test, then you can earn a wodge by walking “through the city limits”, taking folk from the Hacienda (as was) to the Ritz (as is); from Tony Wilson’s city centre pad to the Lesser Free Trade Hall (well, almost the same spot). The better you perform, the more dosh you will trouser in tips. Simples! And if we get the guides, Visit Manchester will give us a big promo.
Looking for a witty, entertaining, expert speaker? Ed Glinert, cruise ships speaker and Arts Society lecturer, can offer a hundred talks covering a huge range of subjects
Book Ed Glinert, cruise ships speaker and newly accredited Arts Society lecturer, for your society, U3A, Probus, WI…to give an enthralling talk on all things Manchester, Liverpool, London, whether it be art, architecture or Alan Turing, the Pankhursts, Marx & Engels, the Manchester Docks, Secrets of MI5 and MI6, Underground Manchester, Underground London, How They Built the Atom Bomb, Royal Scandal Down the Ages, and many more.
August 6 and August 9, 1945. The allies drop atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan killing at least 125,000 people and ushering in the atomic age – and Manchester had more involvement in the entire atomic story than almost any other city. Read Ed Glinert’s frightening and fascinating account on this website.
This is one of the greatest stories you will ever read about Manchester. It’s so riveting, so enthralling, none of the media in Manchester will print it! The Manchester Evening News, obsessed with celebrity nonsense, violence and tat, said no. So did The Mill (I’m not woke enough or young enough) and it’s too serious for I Love Manchester.
In case you’re wondering why I’m so confident about it it’s because I’ve written high-quality books for Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins, Emons and Bloomsbury. If you want to immerse yourself in a remarkable story, read on.