When Manchester was the powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution, this violent and disease-ridden area of just 33 squalid acres was home to 30,000 workers, many of them Irish immigrants, who struggled for survival in a condition so brutalising that it was described by Karl Marx’s patron Friedrich Engels as “hell upon earth”.
Explore with Manchester tour guide Emma Fox (@showmemcr) the area behind the Marble Arch, now a place of desirable apartments and green space, and hear shocking tales of how life was there two hundred years ago.
The tour will last around 60 minutes, meeting at the Marble Arch Inn at 3pm on Saturday 3rd December, followed by a complimentary half pint of Marble beer and a buffet back at the pub.
Places are £10 per person, and this can be paid in cash or by card on the day, but spaces are limited so please reserve your spot via emailing email@example.com or calling 0161 832 5914.
(Images courtesy of Manchester Local Image Collection, © Manchester Libraries)