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A tour into the very heart of old industrial Manchester

Ed Glinert
Wednesday, 21 July 2021 - 10:30am


Ed Glinert of New Manchester Walks, the city’s group of professional guides, will be leading this tour into the very heart of old industrial Manchester.


We start outside the Malmaison at the corner of Piccadilly and Auburn Street, which stands above the Rochdale Canal, the city’s Victorian highway for cotton, coal and goods. We then head into Piccadilly Basin where the Ashton Canal begins and explore the sights and history along these regenerated waterways and beyond.


Highlights include:

Brownsfield Mill – home of the world’s first aircraft manufactory.

Royal Mills – a superb example of 21st century regeneration of a huge cotton spinning complex.

Murray’s Mills – the first Manchester mills to withstand the Luddite attacks of two hundred years ago.

The Marina – the heart of modern insufferably hip Ancoats.

The site of New Islington Hall – once the centre of Ancoats social life and where Newton Heath Football Club became Manchester United in 1902.

Forlorn Ancoats hospital - symbol of the campaign not to eradicate everything from the past.

The two churches now home to the Halle - once at the heart of the Italian community.

The Daily Express building - once one of the great newspaper publishing centres in the country. 


The tour will finish around 12.15 p.m.

Tickets are £10 per person and places are limited to 34.

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