Poverty and Politics; Social and Industrial tour

This tour revisits the politics, the power and poverty, the reality of what it was to be alive in 19th century Manchester. Starting at the library where Engels worked past the cholera pits, the markets, the mills, the housing, and the pubs the places of riot, it uncovers the dark underbelly of what made this city of extremes. Relive the lives of those unfortunate thousands next to where their real live stories happened. This tour is a must for anyone with a passion for people. Study case histories of orphans, hawkers, scuttlers, cholera victims, bare knuckle-fighters, prostitutes and peelers it is a legacy that should never be forgotten.

Walk details

To find out when this walk is available please see our walk timetable.