Here’s something a little different for Mother’s Day: a guided history tour. The Peace Trail takes in sites in Manchester connected with pacifism and radical politics. Starting under the tiled map at Victoria Station, the walk will be led by local expert Steve Roman. The tour takes in the Cathedral for a discussion of the campaign against slavery, while a visit to the historic St. Mary’s Church, AKA the Hidden Gem, is the catalyst for a talk on religious tolerance in the city. At St. Peter’s Square, the tour covers the Peterloo Massacre. From there it’s just a short walk to the Free Trade Hall, with its connection with the Suffragettes. If time allows, the tour could take in on Alan Turing and the gay rights movement, before the walk ends at Piccadilly Gardens. There is no charge, but any donations on the day will go to Manchester’s chapter of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, the organiser of this event.

Sun 26 Mar, Meeting at Victoria Station, Tel: 07939 059844, 1.30 – 4pm, FREE (donations requested),

Sun 26 Mar
A. James Simpkin
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Sun 19 Mar 2017