Southern Cemetery Armed Forces Tour
The original and only authorised tours of the cemetery!
On Remembrance Sunday let us remember the lives of sailors, soldiers, airmen and civilians lost during conflict, with special focus on the centenary of the start of World War One.
Emma Fox, of Manchester Guided Tours, and local military historian David Harrop will lead people around the cemetery visiting
Commonwealth War Graves
Graves of recipients of the Victoria Cross
Civilians who lost their lives in the Blitz
First and Second World War memorials
Graves of those who fought in other wars including Zulu, Crimean, American Civil War
The unique display in the Remembrance Lodge of World War memorabilia, curated by David Harrop
Opened in 1879 Southern Cemetery is the largest municipal cemetery in the UK, and the second largest in Europe.
Read about Emma's other cemetery tour in the Manchester Evening News
NB £1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the The Royal British Legion
Where do we meet?
Meet inside the main cemetery gates on Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, M21 7GL. These are opposite James Hilton Memorials, 245d Barlow Moor Road, M21 7QL. NB do not meet at the crematorium. Please arrive a few minutes early.
Is there an age limit to enter the event?
No, the tour is suitable for anyone able to walk and stand for two hours on paths and grass.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The cemetery gates will be locked, as it is a Sunday, but there is plenty of parking available on Barlow Moor Road, in the laybys opposite the cemetery.
Withington Metrolink stop is next to the cemetery on Princess Parkway.
The 104 and 101 buses go along Princess Parkway from where it is only a short walk along Barlow Moor Road to the cemetery.
The 23 and 23A go along Barlow Moor Road between Didsbury and Chorlton. You can get the Metrolink to Chorlton, walk round the corner onto Barlow Moor Road to the bus stop by Max Spielmann to catch the 23. It's a 4 minute journey. Get off at Aldermary Road.
There are railings suitable for locking your bike to.
Are there any toilet facilties at the event?
Yes, but bring your own loo roll!
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Contact Emma Fox on 07500 774 200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
What if it's raining, snowing or 40 degrees C?
Tours take place whatever the weather. Please dress appropriately!
Who are Manchester Guided Tours ?
We are the largest group of qualified, insured, professional Manchester Green Badge and North West Blue Badge tourist guides working in Manchester.
Find out more at our website.
When & Where
Barlow Moor Road
M21 7GL Manchester
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