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Canals of West Manchester

  • Networking
  • Manchester
  • 27 September 2018
  • 17:30 - 20:00
Canals of West Manchester

About this event

Manchester is a city well known for its canals. This tour will take an interesting trail along the Victorian Passageway that brought life to Manchester whilst giving insight into the history of dark passageways and eerie industrial yards which sit side by side with new waterside apartments and bars.

The tour will be led by well known Manchester tour guide, Ed Glinert and will deliver information of Britain’s Canal Delta, where the Bridgewater, Rochdale and Manchester Ship Canal close in by the rivers Irwell and Medlock.

Following the formal walking tour, there will be opportunity to refresh yourself at an informal networking event.

Contact for further details: Lauren Gracey e: laurengracey@sisk.co.uk


Ed Glinert

Founder of City Life, former staff writer for Private Eye and one-time production editor of the rock ‘n’ roll magazine Mojo, Ed is also a celebrated author whose recent Manchester Compendium was described by the Independent newspaper as a “superb work of in-depth research and dry Northern wit”. This irked Ed a little for he hails from London, Dalston no less, though he has lived in Manchester for 36 years.

Ed’s books have been published by Penguin (The London Compendium, The Manchester Compendium), HarperCollins (London’s Dead) and Bloomsbury. He has also edited the Sherlock Holmes stories, the complete Gilbert & Sullivan libretti and George and Weedon Grossmith’s The Diary of A Nobody for Penguin Classics. His life ambition is to complete The Manchester Encyclopaedia so that the city has an accurate, interesting and beautifully-written history.

Event venue

Oxford Road Station
Station Approach
Oxford Road
Manchester M1 6FU
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Lauren Moczulski

e: Lauren.moczulski@ice.org.uk