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Places: Ancoats to Worsley

Macclesfield

Next tours: 2019. Meet: Macclesfield station, time tbc. Leave the Mancunian mills behind to meet the “Maxonians” in the only mill town that wasn’t bombed during WWII. With three former Roman roads meeting nearby, “Silk town” (or “Treacle town” as it is also known) has long been a major trading post between the Pennine Hills …
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Marple & the Roman Lakes to Disley

Next tours: 2019, to be decided. Meet: outside Marple Station, time tbc. What a walk! This is going to be a long trek, through some of the most pleasing and delightful countryside in the region, so build up some reserves of energy and clean your boots. We start at Marple station and head downhill to …
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Rusholme

Next tour: No dates yet. Meet: Hardy’s Well pub, corner Dickenson Road/Wilmslow Road

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Gorton Monastery – talks, tours & walks

Historical tours of the Monastery and Gorton with Ed Glinert or Elaine Griffiths (Sundays, noon): New dates to be announced. Manchester History Themed Talks at the Monastery with Ed Glinert (Sundays, noon): New dates to be announced. Please book through the Monastery (e-mail events@themonastery.co.uk) as these talks are becoming extremely popular! Meet: Gorton Monastery (in …
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The Wonders of Worsley, the new RHS Gardens & the Bridgewater Canal

Next Zoom tour, Thursday 1 July 2021, 8.30pm. Meet: on your computer! Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite.               Picturesque black-and-white timber-framed waterside buildings, Britain’s first man-made waterway, and underground canals running through the Delph, a dramatic 42-mile system of caves and tunnels. *** Worsley is one …
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The Wonders of Worsley

Next tours Zoom: Monday 10 May 2021, 5.30pm. Meet: On your computer! Booking: Please press here to book with eventbrite. Walking tour: Friday 21 May, 12 noon. Meet: Worsley Village Library Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite.               Picturesque black-and-white timber-framed waterside buildings, Britain’s first man-made waterway, …
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The Village – In The Pink

Sorry, no dates yet.  

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Victoria Park

Next tour: No dates yet. Meet: Outside the Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, time tbc. Booking:  Behind the chaotic, cardamom-coated world of the Curry Mile lie the remains of a luxurious, tree-lined estate of Gothic villas created in the 1830s for Manchester’s burgeoning middle class away from noise and smell of factories. Victoria Park is still …
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Salford Quays & the Old Docks

The next tour is FREE as part of the Salford Histories Festival: Saturday 30 October 2021. Meet: Salford Quays Metrolink stop, 10.30am.   Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite.  Huge docks which once harboured the world’s ocean-going liners. Gleaming museums of the modern age. A world famous canal, as deep as Suez, as …
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Old Salford Explorer

Next tour: No dates yet. Meet: Victoria Station wallmap. “Dirty old town,” sang the man. He was relaxing in between shows at Hyndman Hall on Liverpool Street, looked out of the window at the old gas works and was suitably inspired to write the song of the same name, covered perfunctorily by Rod Stewart and memorably …
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