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You’ve heard the songs, seen the groups, played the records…now visit the sights and hear the stories where Manchester music history was made on a music bus tour …

Our set list includes most of the following:
* The Hacienda * Salford Lads’ Club * The Ritz * The Cemetery Gates
* The Boardwalk * Free Trade Hall * The Church of the Holy Name
* Sifter’s record shop * The house where the Smiths were born * The original Factory Records HQ
* This is a 3-hour tour, starting from Albert Square opposite the Town Hall.

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* Sun 14 Jan, 11am.
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Elizabeth Gaskell’s Manchester

Next walking tour during the Manchester Literature Festival: Thu 7 October 2021. Meet: St Ann’s Church, St Ann’s Square, 11am. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. Yes, it’s free but please tip the guide a few shekels Format * A simple walk around Gaskellian sights and sites in the city centre. * A …
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Marple and the Peak Forest

Next tour: Sunday 2 August 2021. Meet: outside Romiley Station, 12.15pm. Cost: £10.50 booking in advance. £10 cash on the day, £15 for two cash on the day. What you need to know: If you are coming on the tour and paying cash, please let us know in advance! e-mail Booking: Please press here …
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• Next tour: No dates yet as we did it twice in 2017. • Meet: Ashton Metrolink station, time tbc. In the far far east of Manchester they do things differently. Two hundred years ago a ranting prophet called John Wroe set up his Christian Israelite church and declared Ashton to be the “new Jerusalem”. In …
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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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Formidable Women of Manchester

Next FREE walk: Tuesday 8 March, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2022 Meet: Emmeline Pankhurst Statue, St Peter’s Square, 5.30pm. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. These formidable women… * Annie Horniman, who established Britain’s first repertory theatre company. * Elizabeth Gaskell, who wrote Mary Barton, one of the classic “condition of England” novels in 1848. …
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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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Midland Hotel, Manchester – The Full tour on Zoom

The next tour is on Zoom, the full tour – every story, every nook, every cranny, every celeb. Date: No dates yet. Meet: On your computer! Booking: Not yet Cost: £7.50 * What an opportunity this is, given that you can’t tour the Midland Hotel in person because of Covid and building works, and even …
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George Brown

Is Boris Johnson the most unsuitable foreign secretary Britain has ever had? No. That title belongs to George Brown, the dypso deputy leader of the Labour Party at the end of the ’60s. Private Eye coined the phrase “tired and emotional”, meaning blind drunk, after Brown publicly insulted the wife of the British ambassador to …
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