Next tour: 3 June 2019, 2.30pm.
Meet: At the Library entrance.
Booking: Please book here with eventbrite.
Manchester’s magnificent municipal library re-opened in March 2014 after a £40 million pound refit and has…
This tour in June
* Date: Saturday 29 June 2019, 2.30pm.
* Meet: tfgm Travelshop, Piccadilly Gardens.
* Booking: Please press here to book with eventbrite.
Boho Manchester, cool Manchester, modish Manchester, funky but chic…
Ed Glinert’s Hard-Hitting Blog – What Nobody Else Will Say
1. What’s gone wrong at the John Rylands Library
As the most opinionated, most confident (and best-researched) writer in Manchester, it’s time for me to share some critical thoughts with people who will appreciate them. I’ll start with one of Manchester’s best-loved attractions, the John Rylands Library on Deansgate.
This is one of the world’s greatest libraries, with a remarkable collection that includes the personal papers of such luminaries as John Dalton, Elizabeth Gaskell and John Wesley. It is also home to the oldest piece of the New Testament ever found, the St John Fragment. So what a shame that the library is run like a cross between Theresa May’s Brexit deal committee and Man Utd’s transfer target working group… Continue reading →