Next tour: Saturday 22 August 2020.
Meet: Malmaison Hotel, No. 3 Piccadilly, 2,30pm.
Booking: Please press here to book with eventbrite.
On the eastern edge of the city centre two canals (the Ashton and Rochdale) and one river (the Medlock) lead through the old industrial heartland.
Here are the parts that gentrification hasn’t reached: tumbledown old mills, deserted factories, derelict landscapes, in what was once “the workshop of the world”.
Yet a further stretch and barely two miles east of central Manchester, by the thunderous Alan Turing Way dedicated to the great computing scientist, is the epic Sportcity with its state-of-the-art stadiums.
We take the waterway route for a unique and eye-opening tour from the modern to the old to the ultra-modern.