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Jewish Manchester (City Centre Trail)

Start:
19/09/2019 11:30 am
End:
19/09/2019 1:15 pm
Cost:
£10 or the equivalent in Judaean shekels
Venue:
TfGM office
Address:
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Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 1RG

Next tour: Thu 19 September 2019, 11.30am.
Meet: TfGM Travelshop, Piccadilly Gardens.
Booking: Please press here to book with eventbrite.

On the Jewish Manchester city centre tour we hear about the three most famous Jews ever to come to Manchester: 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; Karl Marx, founder of communism, who researched at Chetham’s Library; and Robert Maxwell, the corrupt newspaper boss.

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) and the Town Hall (to meet the man who allowed the Jews back into England). And him below: NOT the first ever Jewish prime minister.

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