Meet: Friedrich Engels Statue, outside HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Gaythorn.
Friedrich Engels, who created communism with Karl Marx, spent the best part of twenty-five years of his life working as a cotton spinner and merchant in Manchester and Salford, keeping his campaigning activities a secret to safeguard his job and so that he could rake in the postal orders and ride with the Cheshire Hunt.
Away from Manchester, Engels and Marx were doing their best to create a new philosophy that would do away with the hated capitalism system of the bosses and the money men.
Join Ed Glinert, who was once a member of a Trotskyite cell in Hulme that was so secret all the members had pseudonyms, although he can’t remember what his was, on this entertaining, enthralling, wild and witty tour which details Engels’s and Marx’s sojourns not just in Manchester.
Walkers of the world unite!