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Industrial Manchester

Northern Powerhouse

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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Cottonopolis

Next tour is FREE: Thursday 25 November 2021. Meet: Outside the HOME arts centre, 11.30am. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. Zoom: If you fancy booking a private Zoom tour of the history of Manchester as the world’s leading centre for cotton production and manufacture (until everyone else caught up) with cruise ships …
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The World’s First Railways

Next tour: Dates to be set. Meet: tbc. Booking: Please have your tickets ready for the inspector. To book privately (ideal for railway enthusiasts): please e-mail info@newmanchesterwalks.com. Some time around 600 BC a railway called the rutway was built in ancient Greece to move boats from the builder’s yard to the sea across the Isthmus of …
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Castlefield

Next tours: Wed 24 Aug.

Meet: outside Deansgate railway station, 11am.
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Ancoats

Next tour: No dates yet. Meet: Band on the Wall, Swan Street. Why? Industry began in Ancoats, a factory hoot from Manchester city centre. In 1700 this was a semi-rural enclave by the river Medlock, with Ancoats Hall home to the lords of the Manchester manor. By 1800 this was a teeming, squalid suburb, blackened with …
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