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Manchester Histories Festival FREE tours: The 1996 IRA Bomb, 26 Years On

11/06/2022 11:00 am
11/06/2022 12:30 pm

Next tour: Sat 11 June 2022.
Meet: outside Selfridge’s, Exchange Square, 11am.
Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite.
Private Tours: We took TfGM on this tour, 40 of them, a few years ago. They loved it, despite the awfulness of the events.

Twenty-six years after one of the most infamous Manchester incidents since the Second World War, when much of central Manchester was blown up by the IRA, we detail the story – the desperate attempts to minimise human in the frenetic build-up to the will-it/won’t it go off moment, the moment of impact itself, the intense police investigation to bring the bombers to justice, the political repercussions and how it all ended in chaos and botched redevelopment.

Oh and that pillar box. If you think it’s the one that survived the explosion you need to come on our tour!

IRA Bomb 1

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