Twenty years ago the IRA chose to blow up Manchester city centre. It was a Saturday in mid-June, the European Championships were on in England, not France, and it was Father’s Day the next day, like now. Much of the area around the Arndale Centre was destroyed. Manchester, home of a huge Irish population, remained in shock for years. But why was the city targeted and why has no one been apprehended for causing this devastation? Oh, and if you think the post-box at the bomb site is the one that survived the blast, you need to come on our walk!
* Meet outside Selfridges on Exchange Square for an 11.15am start.