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Seven Wonders of Manchester

No public dates yet. The glories, grandeur and greatness of the city. These are the Seven Wonders of Manchester; wondrous places, majestic settings, extraordinary stories: the world’s biggest trading room, a Cathedral of Culture, masterpieces of religious art, an unforgettable Gothic shrine, tens of thousands of faces forming one famous face and a celebration of …
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Great Treasures of Manchester

Next tour: Friday 20 July 2018. Meet: Visitor Centre, Piccadilly Gardens, 2.30pm. The city hosts and holds a thousand treasures: glorious buildings, priceless artefacts, unforgettable stories. We’ve picked out some of the greatest for a remarkable new tour. • Wolfgang Buttress’s stirring Tree of Remembrance in Piccadilly Gardens – the one site of wonder in the …
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Gothic Manchester

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10 Manchester Inventions That Shook the World

Next tour is on Zoom: Tuesday 4 May 2021 (annual Rolls Royce day). Meet: on your computer. Booking: Please press here too book with Eventbrite Manchester invented the modern world, for this was the first city of the industrial revolution, and its inhabitants have given society some of its greatest creations. These are the ones we …
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Irish Manchester

Next tour, the Little Ireland Explorer: Sunday 15 March during the 2020 Manchester Irish Festival. Meet: Outside HOME, 11.30am. Booking: Please press here to book with eventbrite. For 2020, we’re doing it a little differently, exploring Little Ireland as well as focussing on great Irishmen and women who have made their mark on Manchester. Little Ireland …
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Manchester in the 1960s

Next tour: No dates yet. Meet: Malmaison, No. 3 Piccadilly, time tbc. The ’60s were invented in Manchester when George Best arrived at Exchange Station as a raw 15-year-old in July 1961, never having left Northern Ireland before. He requested the taxi driver outside the station to take him to Old Trafford but he was …
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Statues, Signs & Symbols

Next tour: The Manchester Bee and Other Spectacular City Symbols, Tue 16 Oct 2018 . Meet: Queen Victoria Statue, Piccadilly Gardens, 2.30pm. Ed Glinert is trawling the streets of Manchester locating every last interesting symbol that might reveal the really interesting history of Manchester. We will start with the ubiquitous story: the full story behind …
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Manchester in the 1930s

The country torn apart by unemployment, turmoil and poverty. The world at the brink of war. But hey, let’s not worry too much about today. Things were bad in the 1930s as well. But all was not doom and gloom in Manchester. The east of the city was the workshop of the world; the Docks were …
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Scottish Manchester

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Greek Manchester

Next tour: No new dates until the Euro crisis is over. They invented architecture, politics, philosophy, science and culture. But apart from that, what did the Greeks ever do for Manchester?   Greek Manchester, not Greece

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