Guided walk- Reds, Revolutionaries & Real Ale!

  • October 11, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Another in the series of guided walks provided by newmanchesterwalks.com

This one explores the links between Manchester pubs and various socialist and progressive thinkers.

As usual, the walk will call at a couple of pubs along the way and we can enjoy a few drinks in the final place we visit.

£5 payable to the guide on the night.

From the newmanchesterwalks.com website:

"What ever happened to Leon Trotsky? Well he never came to Manchester, but Marx and Engels did, and “Orator” Hunt, Robert Owen, Richard Cobden, the Pankhursts too. We can follow in their footsteps to drink in riotous tales of left wing bravado.

But hurry along, for come the revolution one of the first things likely to be abolished is a good pint of ale. So until that time let’s drink to the carbonari, the compadres, communards and comrades."

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  • John B.

    Yes another good night Richard, thanks for organising it. Thought I was going barmy when I went onto the site to change my RSVP for the Sunday meetup but you had already done it. Sorry for not doing it earlier. Thanks again.

    October 16, 2013

  • Keith

    Great night Richard. Thanks for organising it.

    1 · October 12, 2013

    • Richard

      Good to have you and your guests along. Hope to see you all again soon.

      1 · October 13, 2013

  • Richard

    Not much mention of Marx and Engels, as it happened, but Ed managed to cover a wide range of local radical history from Peterloo to the Angry Brigade in the early 1970s. This was interspersed with visits to three contrasting pubs- the larger than life Mother Macs, the suave Mr Thomas's Chop House and old favourite the BP. I hope everyone had a good time, good to see you all.

    October 12, 2013

  • Sarah

    Was a good walk (although I am sure a few more pubs could have been added to it :P) Great way to find weird and wonderful places you normally wouldnt see if you were going out yourself. :) thanks Richard! I promise to be more awake next time! (14 hour days made me sound drunk before a drink passed my lips! lol)

    October 12, 2013

    • Richard

      You made a good job of appearing alert! Busy pubs and a big group so sorry I didn't get the chance to speak to you and Gary very much, but look forward to seeing you at the Bury beer festival

      October 12, 2013

    • Richard

      ...or indeed Didsbury!

      1 · October 12, 2013

  • Louise B.

    Thanks Richard, for organising the walk. We had a very enjoyable time.

    1 · October 12, 2013

    • Richard

      Apologies for my delay in reaching the Waldorf at the start. Good to meet you and some fascinating information about the Angry Brigade

      October 12, 2013

  • Artur B.

    These pub walks get better and better. I did enjoy this one and looking forward to the next one. It was a very good idea to meet in a pub before the walk and have a pint.

    1 · October 12, 2013

    • Richard

      Yes I agree, another good event for the group. Also I agree a good idea to have a pub to meet in beforehand (for those able to do so)

      October 12, 2013

  • Mary S.

    Sorry to cancel last minute. I have come home with a migraine so I won't be able to come out. Hope you have a great time.

    October 11, 2013

    • Richard

      Thanks for notifying me, Mary, and I hope the migraine has lifted by today. Hope we can catch up with you again soon at another event.

      October 12, 2013

  • Artur B.

    2 guys and 1 lady in a far corner - we are here already

    October 11, 2013

  • Louise B.

    Is anyone actually at the Waldorf? Only I'm there right now, it's my first time out with this group, I don't know what any of you look like and Richard is not answering his phone :-(

    October 11, 2013

  • David C.

    Sorry but I won't be able to make it. I think that I've probably bruised (or broken) what I think is my 5th metatarsal?
    I thought I'd see how it felt today and the answer is better but not great and I don't want to risk doing more damage by hobbling around after boozers. It's a shame because I was looking forward to this. There's an outside chance that you may end up in Salford. The Crescent used to be called the Red Dragon(?) and was reportedly a popular drinking hole of Marx. If you end up there please drop me a text (Richard?) as I live just down the street. It'll be within hobbling distance!

    October 11, 2013

    • David C.

      Nope, it's not affecting me too much so I'll give it a few days and if it doesn't get any better I'll pop to get it checked out. Best to give it a rest first and see what happens.

      1 · October 11, 2013

    • David C.

      ... and re: Engels, all the best thinkers, scientists, artists etc. were off their head on something. For some it was just absinthe, perhaps for Engels it was warm British ale.

      1 · October 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to come if a spot becomes available!!

    1 · October 3, 2013

    • Richard

      You're in, Jenn!

      1 · October 7, 2013

  • Jim C

    Sorry, will be away that evening now - pity to miss this one

    October 7, 2013

    • Richard

      Sorry you can't join us. I expect Ed will repeat the walk sometime in the programme for next year.

      October 7, 2013

  • Michael

    Not made it to a meetup yet so thankfully this is well in advance!

    1 · June 11, 2013

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