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The Original Manchester Town Hall De-Luxe Historical Tour

19th October 2017 | Wine Unearthed, United Kingdom

The Town Hall is closing in January for five years, so don't delay in booking yourself on a superbly entertaining and exhilarating expert properly-researched tour of Manchester Town Hall led by the effortlessly engaging guides of New Manchester Walks. This is a tour devised by Ed Glinert, official Manchester tour guide and author of Penguin’s Manchester Compendium, and Glinert knows the building better than anyone, having been associated with the Town Hall as journalist, political agitator, writer and tour guide for over 30 years. New Manchester Walks has created an original and unusual tour by digging and delving deep to discover and uncover every (Gothic) stone. We constantly unearth new stories and unusual angles about the building. We do more than just point out the bleedin’ obvious. We reveal, unveil and cross-reference. We talk about the sacrilegious placing of a cotton boll on top of the church-like tower, the masonic symbolism to show the “true time” on the clock, the coup within the Labour Party that abolished the post of Lord Mayor, and unravel the complex story behind how Manchester became the world’s first nuclear-free city. We also go that bit further to explain the famous Ford Madox Brown murals, thanks to Ed Glinert's and John Alker's astonishing research. Yes, this is the de-luxe tour – and here’s a great review. “Dear Ed, I just HAD to write to thank you for your wonderful tour of Manchester Town Hall – it was even better than we had hoped! Sue was the best kind of guide – efficient, friendly, approachable – and fun! We got to know all kinds of information, local and global history, art, politics and all manner of details about the building and the importance of Manchester. I was so grateful to be able to see this wonderful building and gain so much from our trip – well worth the wait! All best wishes A very happy xxxx and xxx *** Get booking! * Sorry, but the tour really isn't suitable for children.

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