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Ancoats: Mighty Mills & Little Italy

What You’ll See

Unearth the unique history and outstanding architecture of Ancoats, the world's first industrial suburb.

Dark satanic cotton mills, child-labour, pressed-glass, slums, poverty, canals, ice-cream, barrel-organs. The Peeps, SS Arandora Star tragedy, Cutting Room Square, The Hallé Orchestra, regeneration.

This guided walk isn't suitable for people with limited mobility, as the route includes steps and uneven ground.

Please wear sensible footwear.

Meet outside the TfGM Travel Shop by Piccadilly Gardens Tram Stop.

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About the Guide
Elizabeth Sibbering (Sibby)

Sibby is one of our specialists in social and industrial history. Her day job is at beautiful Victoria Baths.

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£12 Per person
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Meeting point

M1 1RG, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom