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Southern Cemetery: the Streets, the Suburbs, the Sarcophagi
Sat 29 April 2017, 14:00 – 15:30 BST
Ed Glinert, author of HarperCollins’s London’s Dead, is leading this tour of one of Europe’s biggest graveyards, final resting place of some of the greats of Manchester history. We start with a quick saunter around the streets of the suburb to see mediaeval Barlow Hall, home of the Manchester martyr Edward Barlow, and to 9 Aycliffe Avenue, a legendary address. We then enter the cemtery to find the graves of:
* L. S. Lowry
* Matt Busby
* John Rylands
* Tony Wilson
* Daniel Adamson
* Joe Sunlight
* and the forgotten victim of the 1958 Munich Air Disaster.
The esoteric Victorian symbolism is explained, and the lives of the greats and the unfortunates are revealed as we honour the city’s departed.