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Slavery: How Manchester Led the Fight Against

Next tour: Sunday 17 October 2021. international anti-slavery weekend Meet: Victoria Station wallmap, 12 noon. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite.         Manchester might have prospered from the horrors of slavery for much of the 18th century, but the growing town was soon leading the campaign for its abolition. The …
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Seditious Salford

Next tour: no dates yet. Meet: People’s History Museum, Bridge Street. Booking: 25 September 1838: the Manchester Political Union sponsored a huge political rally at Kersal Moor, Salford. The bosses closed their factories for the day. A crowd of a quarter of a million flocked to the moor. They were accompanied by 20 bands and were carrying …
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Reds, Revolutionaries and Real Ale

Marx & Engels in Manchester. Next tour: Marx & Engels May Day pub walk: Fri 1 May 2020. Meet: St Ann’s Church, 6pm. Booking: Please press here to book with eventbrite. *** What ever happened to Leon Trotsky? Well he never came to Manchester, but Marx and Engels did, and “Orator” Hunt, Robert Owen, the …
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The Peterloo Massacre

Peterloo is for life, not just 16 August. Tours all year round. Please book below with eventbrite. Next tour: Future dates will be announced soon. These unique Peterloo tours have been devised by Ed Glinert, Penguin author and compiler of the forthcoming Manchester Encyclopaedia, who has conducted enormous amounts of recent research into the entire …
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People: Protest!

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Manchester’s Political Prisoners

Next tours: No public dates yet. Meet: Central Library, St Peter’s Square. Bring: A copy of Clause IV, if you can prise it from Tony Blair’s hands. More apt than Mao’s Little Red Book. How apt that the People’s History Museum in Manchester is located on the left bank (sic) of the river Irwell. But why …
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Free Trade or Fair Trade

No public dates before Brexit.

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Engels & Marx in Manchester: Walkers of the World Unite!

Next walk: Sunday 28 November, 11am.  Meet: Friedrich Engels Statue, outside HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Gaythorn. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. *** Follow in the footsteps of the men who created a political philosophy that dominated half the world during the 20th century. Hugely entertaining, informative and intriguing, the tour has …
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Disraeli, Gladstone and Cobden – Victorian Titans

Next tour: No more public dates yet. Meet: Visitor Centre, Piccadilly Gardens. Bring: An open mind and an endless font of curiosity. End: Cobden’s House. Calling all history and politics teachers. Book privately: this walk is ideal for your “A” Level students! For more details, contact New Manchester Walks. *** Benjamin Disraeli: 19th century prime minister and …
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Capitalism: A Love Story

No dates yet. Capitalism in crisis!

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