Jewish Manchester (City Centre Trail):
Next tour: Monday 16 March.
Meet: TfGM Travelshop, Piccadilly Gardens, 11am.
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It was to Manchester that Nathan Mayer Rothschild, founder of the banking dynasty, soon to become the most powerful figure in the West, a “true Lord of Europe”, as Lord Byron described him in Don Juan came at the end of the 18th century.
We drop into the Art Gallery to see a magnificent depiction of one of the most poignant Old Testament stories. We check into the Midland Hotel to hear some ferkakte stories about Chopin, the Schwabes and the Sieffs. We even head into St Ann’s Church (you want to know why we’re encountering the opposition? Come on the walk already!). Then there’s Jackson’s Row synagogue (before Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville demolish it). Nabech, we can’t get into the Town Hall, to meet the man who allowed the Jews back into England, but I’ll tell you.
And him below: NOT the first ever Jewish prime minister.