All walks start at 10:30am in the stated locations and last for approximately two hours.
WALK 1. MANCHESTER PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE TRAIL LED BY STEVE ROMAN
Steve Roman’s tour will cover sites connected with the growth of Manchester as the world’s first industrial city and its importance as a centre for radical political activity, including:
- Peterloo and the popular reform movement
- Former Free Trade Hall, suffragettes to the Sex Pistols
- Abraham Lincoln, Manchester Cathedral and the campaign against slavery
- The Hidden Gem and religious tolerance
- Migration and the movement of peoples
- Alan Turing and gay rights
The tour starts and finishes at the People’s History Museum.
Steve Roman is a trustee of The Victorian Society. He helped to create the Manchester Peace and Social Justice Trail, linking his Manchester cultural identity and his lay interests in history, politics and architecture with his campaigning on issues of peace and social justice.
WALK 2. MANCHESTER MODERNIST HEROINES WALK LED BY MORAG ROSE
The walk takes inspiration from ten remarkable women with connections to Manchester and the region Whilst celebrating their achievements, Morag will also uncover hidden histories and power relations which have shaped the modern city. So join her for tales of explorers, aviatrixes, architects artists and more to reveal the valuable role women have played in defining and resisting dominant perspectives of the city.
WALK 3. WITHINGTON ACTIVIST NEIGHBOURHOOD WALK LED BY ALISON RONAN
A walk around Manchester’s suburb of Withington, exploring the streets and lives of activists who changed the face of Manchester and beyond.
This tour involves travel by bus (bus fare payable, chaperoned by some UH personnel) to Withington and back, but it’s worth it!
The tour will start by meeting at the Cornerhouse cinema (70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH) and then the group will travel by bus to Withington for the tour. We’ll make sure you get back to People’s History Museum when it finishes. Actual walk approx 1 hour, plus bus travel time.