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Underground & Other Unusual Things

Ghosts, Ghouls & Gore – It’s A Grave Night Out!

Next tour: Mon 3 September 2018. Meet: Victoria station wallmap, 5.30pm. Booking: Please book here on eventbrite. Beware: Headless corpses, ice maidens, necromancers and the unspeakable awfulness of being buried alive. This is haunted Manchester at its most heinous and horrible. We warn you not to go too close to Father Ambrose’s hidden skull lest the tortuous …
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Old Graveyards & Burial Grounds of Manchester

Next tour: NO DATES AS YET. Meet: tbc. Booking: Just turn up for this one! please check website a day before the tour just in case the guide has fallen into the crypt. Now where have our churches gone? St Mary Parsonage, St James’s Chinatown, St John’s Granadaland (left), St Peter’s Metrolink – all long …
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Lost Manchester – The Vanished City

Next 2013 tour: No dates yet. Meet: Victoria Station wallmap, time tbc. Old Shambles, the Manchester Guardian, the Free Trade Hall, Tommy Duck’s … where have they gone? We will visit the site, tell the story, show the pictures.         Yes, this is mostly a nostalgic exercise, as we re-create a dear …
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The Religious History of Manchester

Next tour: No public dates yet.  Is God a Catholic, a Protestant, a Jew or none of these? Probably not an atheist and by definition can’t be an agnostic. If He or She or It is, say, a Protestant (having changed from something else thanks to Martin Luther, whom God surely influenced, if you don’t believe …
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In Search of the Nuclear Bunker

No dates yet. For a private booking, please contact New Manchester Walks. Meeting place to be confirmed Description to follow.

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Eccentric Manchester

Eccentric Manchester or “John Dee, Dalton, Deacon, De Quincey & Hanging Ditch”  Next tour: No public dates. It can be booked privately, for 1 April (of course!). Start: Midland Hotel.   Why did hundreds of people flee in a panic from Market Street on Christmas Eve 1941? How did a white van end up on top of …
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Cholera – A Plague on Manchester

Next tour: No dates for the full cholera tour yet. To book a private tour – ideal for historical societies, schools etc who want a walking tour with a difference! – please e-mail info@newmanchesterwalks.com Symptoms: Should you succumb to cholera, this is what might ensue: vomiting, diarrhoea and sweating. Death can occur within hours of the first …
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1996 IRA Bomb

Next tour: Sat 15 June 2019. Meet: outside Selfridge’s, Exchange Square, 3pm. Booking: Please press here to book with eventbrite. Private Tours: We took TfGM on this tour, 40 of them, a few years ago. They loved it, despite the awfulness of the events. Morning Sat 15 June 1996. A man with an Irish accent …
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Underground Manchester (Now on Zoom!)

We go down, down, deeper and down into Manchester’s biggest World War 2 air-raid shelter, where thousands huddled in safety from the Nazi bombs in the long-disused tunnel of the Manchester and Salford Junction Canal.
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