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Friedrich Engels’s Manchester

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STOP PRESS: Engels 200th Birthday Special moved to early 2021, date to be decided.

Part 1: The Frock-Coated Communists
Date: To be re-arranged from Saturday 28 November 2020.
Meet: Engels statue, HOME, 11.30am.

Part 2: The Condition of the Working Class in Manchester
To be re-arranged from Saturday 28 November 2020.
: St Ann’s Church, 2.30pm.


Follow in the footsteps of Friedrich Engels, the German cotton merchant and secret revolutionary who spent his working life in Manchester making capitalist money so that he could live the life of a bourgeois, riding with the Cheshire Hunt at the weekends, but researching social conditions in the Manchester slums to write one of the most influential political books ever written, The Condition of the Working Class in England, in 1845.

Hugely entertaining, informative and intriguing, this tour has been devised by Ed Glinert, author of Penguin’s The Manchester Compendium and many other tomes published by the cream of British publishers, who has been hacking away at the coal-face of local politics for 35 years, including a stint at the heart of one of the most sinister Trotskyite cells Hulme ever witnessed.