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Chilling Tales from the Manchester Graveyards

Next walking tour: Friday 11 June, 6pm. Meet: Victoria Station Wallmap. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. Enter, if you dare, a nether world of murder, assassination, hanging, homicide, regicide, talking corpses and some really nasty stuff. There are lot of unexplained deaths on this tour, as well as the odd decapitation, hanging …
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Southern Cemetery

Next walking tour: Monday 17 May 2021, 12 noon. Booking: Please book on eventbrite by pressing here! Meet: Cemetery Gates (opposite James Hilton Memorials), 245 Barlow Moor Road (Barlow Moor Road Metrolink stop, 8 minutes walk away). Please don’t go to: The Crematorium, Nell Lane… *** New Manchester Walks will take you around Southern Cemetery, final …
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Nostalgia for Old Manchester

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Secret History of Manchester

The Next tour is on Zoom: Friday 21 May 2021, 5.30pm. Meet: On your computer! Booking: Please press here to book with eventbrite. *** You think you know Manchester? Well, no one knows it like Ed Glinert, who has spent 40 years unturning every last (Gothic) stone in the city, uncovering layer upon layer of …
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Victorian Diseases

Next tour: No dates until the guide recovers from typhus fever. Private Booking: Please contact us from your convalescent home. *** Mill fever, typhus, typhoid, cholera, smallpox, scarlet fever … and something even worse from drinking water with tadpoles and dead rats in it. It’s a wonder anyone made it out the Victorian century alive. …
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The Horrors of Eating, Drinking & Living in Victorian Manchester

**THIS TOUR IS No. 1 ON TRIPEADVISOR!** Next tour: Tuesday 29 September 2020, if the guide manages to finish porking his way through that plate of cow pie. Meet: Victoria Station wallmap, 2.30pm. Booking: Please press here to book with eventbrite. Horrors? Most certainly. Towards the end of the 19th century the Ministry of Health conducted a survey of …
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Hangman’s Manchester

Next tour: No public dates. Private Tours: Please send an s.a.e. to Mr. Albert Pierrepoint, Landlord, The Help The Poor Struggler alehouse, 303 Manchester Road, Oldham. Meet: People’s History Museum, Bridge Street. Manchester can boast of being the city where the last hanging took place, that of Gwynne Owen Evans at Strangeways prison on Thursday 13 …
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City of the Dead/Bring Out the Bodies

Next public tour: Wed 21 December 2016. Meet: Victoria Station wallmap (on top of the old graveyard), 6pm. Ideal: for a private booking…if you want your group to have nightmares.             Tragic deaths. Accidental deaths. Hoax deaths. Bloody deaths. Death by hanging. Death by shooting. Murders. Assassinations. Instant death. Slow, tortuous …
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Spies and Spying

Next tour: No dates will be set until that guy from MI9 stops following me around Manchester. Meet: Somewhere in Manchester. We will let you know using our secret pigeon service. Beware: Guides who may not be guides. Fellow walkers who may not be fellow walkers. Tour locations that aren’t tour locations. End: Citing diplomatic …
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Strangeways

Next walking tour: Saturday 12 June 2021, 11am. Meet: Victoria Station wallmap. Booking: If you’d like to go to Strangeways, the law will help you. Alternatively, just follow the orders from the guv’nor below. Oh, alright: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. Bring: Bucket for slopping out. End: Somewhere near the Governor’s office. Strangeways. …
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