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Guided walk: Victorian and Edwardian Manchester
Event code: X365
Thu 25 July, 14:00–16:30 ▪ Walk starts by the giant pebble on Barbirolli Square outside Bridgewater Hall

Manchester became an international phenomenon in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as it spearheaded the Industrial Revolution. It was a centre of technological innovation, radical politics and global commerce, championing political reform, the abolition of slavery and international free trade. This walk will take visitors through two distinct areas of the city centre. In Castlefield, we will experience industrial infrastructure including the first canals, railways and warehouses dating from the 1760s. We will then see some of the very fine commercial and civic buildings which illustrate the growing wealth and status of the city in the nineteenth century.

The walk is led by Ken Moth, an architect with a long-term interest in many aspects of history and in the re-use of historic buildings.

There is no charge for this walk. Numbers will be limited to 25 people, so please register in advance. You can do this at any time before the Congress by emailing tours@ichstm2013.com with your details; or you can sign up in person at the Congress Events Desk.

Location: Walk starts by the giant pebble on Barbirolli Square outside Bridgewater Hall
Barbirolli Square (off Lower Mosley Street), M2 3WS
Click here to open a Google Map of the walking route from University Place (new window)
Visitors taking the Peace and Justice Trail or Victorian and Edwardian Manchester tour should assemble by the giant pebble on Barbirolli Square.
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