Shock City Tours
Next tour: Wed 25 April 2012. Meet: Star & Garter pub, Fairfield Street, by Piccadilly Station. Need we say more!
Next tour: Wed 15 Feb 2012. Meet: Manchester Visitor Information Centre, directly above the secret state cold war nuclear bunker (believe it) at exactly 2.30pm. Bring: The documents. Those ones. Beware: Guides who may not be guides. Fellow walkers who may not be fellow walkers. Tour locations that aren’t tour locations. End: Citing diplomatic immunity in a third …
Next tour: 14 March 2012. Meet: Victoria Station wallmap.
Next tour: 9 May 2012. Meet: Visitor Centre, Piccadilly Plaza.
Next tour: No dates yet. Meet: Midland Hotel steps, Peter Street. Tour replaced for now by Hangman’s Manchester.
Next tour: Wed 23 May 2012 Meet: Oxford Road Station, 2.30pm. Rivers clogged with excrement and decomposing bodies. Rampant crime. Factories “vomiting” toxic fumes and changing the colour of the horizon for miles around. Is this the Manchester of today? Not quite! Welcome to Victorian Manchester! Manchester was the “Shock City” of the age, to borrow historian …
Next tour: 4th April 2012 Meet: Victoria Station wallmap.
Next tour: 8th February 2012 Meet: People’s History Museum, Bridge Street.
Next tour: Wed 11th April 2012 Meet: Meet Visitor Centre, Piccadilly Plaza. Despite its left-wing credentials, Manchester has some shady political connections. The most infamous figure in British fascist history was Oswald Mosley, 1930s leader of the British Union of Fascists. But he was also the 6th Baronet Mosley of Ancoats, no less, …