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Industrial Manchester

Northern Powerhouse

Next tour: No new dates. Meet: Midland Hotel, Peter Street. To book privately (ideal for schools and universities): please e-mail info@newmanchesterwalks.com. Manchester was the world’s first industrial city – the first place to use the factory system to mass produce goods on a scale never before seen. And what goods! Cotton clothes exported to west …
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Cottonopolis

Next tour: no dates yet. Meet: Outside the HOME arts centre, time tbc. Booking: *** Cotton. It grows in Egypt, India, Iraq and the southern states of the US. It was shipped to the North-West in vast quantities and spun in the hundreds of mills that surrounded the city. Then it was packed and pressed, …
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The World’s First Railways

Next tour: Dates to be set. Meet: tbc. Booking: Please have your tickets ready for the inspector. To book privately (ideal for railway enthusiasts): please e-mail info@newmanchesterwalks.com. Some time around 600 BC a railway called the rutway was built in ancient Greece to move boats from the builder’s yard to the sea across the Isthmus of …
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Castlefield

Next tours: Wed 24 Aug.

Meet: outside Deansgate railway station, 11am.
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Ancoats

Next FREE walking tour: Wednesday 13 July 2022. Meet: Band on the Wall, Swan Street, 6pm.    Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. Why? Industry began in Ancoats, a factory hoot from Manchester city centre. In 1700 this was a semi-rural enclave by the river Medlock, with Ancoats Hall home to the lords of …
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