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Exploring Ancoats (Part 2, New Islington)

03/03/2019 2:00 pm
03/03/2019 3:40 pm

Ancoats - Roundhouse (Lowry)





Ancoats Day, Sunday 3 March 2019

Part 1, Little Italy, 11.30am.
Band on the Wall, Swan Street.
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Part 2, New Islington, 2pm. 
New Islington tram stop.
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This is the forgotten end of Ancoats, with its strange Londonesque name, once home to the Royal Ruby Cycle Company, which made bikes for the Russian Tsar; filthily industrially Holt Town; and infamous Every Street, the thoroughfare that launched a thousand bad music hall jokes. That’s where the socialist graveyard with a safety tomb could be found, next to the Roundhouse Settlement, painted by Lowry, with its Henry Hunt of Peterloo Memorial, and grand Ancoats Hall where Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed.

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