Victorian Slums & Squalor
Explore Angel Meadow
Angel Meadow and the Irk Valley were infamous in Victorian times - cholera, crime, vice, vermin and death were an everyday occurrence.
Huge wealth was created in Manchester during the Industrial Revolution but the steam-powered factory system also resulted in thousands of workers living cheek by jowl in slums and cellars, on next to nothing.
We'll visit Scotland and Gibralter, cross the River Irk to see various locations that L S Lowry painted, stand in the very place where an England world cup medal winner played football as a boy, with thousands of dead bodies under his feet and wander the narrow streets once known as Irish Town.
We finish the walk on Rochdale Road near a fantastic pub, The Marble Arch.
Meet: Victoria Railway Station, underneath the historic wall map
Please note that online tickets include a £1 booking fee.
This guided walk isn't suitable for people with limited mobility, as the route includes steps and uneven ground.
How do I contact the organiser with questions?
Contact Sibby via MCRTourGuide@gmail.com
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes please or show it to the Tour Guide on your mobile device.
How long will the Guided Walk last?
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