The latest Red Flag Walk takes in Bexley Square, scene of the unemployment (police) `riot' in 1931, the old Flat Iron Market, places connected with the General Strike of 1842 and the first vegetarian Christians, Salford's first birth control clinic, scenes of suffragettes and Salford socialists.
For anyone moving into the area or who has lived in the area and is not steeped in its history, this two hour walk will fill you in on some top history. It's led by Michael Herbert, who has been researching and writing about Manchester and Salford's radical history for many years.
His published work includes The Wearing of the Green, a political history of the Irish in Manchester, and Never Counted Out!, a biography of Len Johnson, the Manchester boxer and Communist. Michael's latest book, on radical women will be launched at The Black Lion on 13 October. In the meantime, check out one of his famous walks…
A Walk Around Radical Salford
Saturday 8 September 2012, 11am £6 (£5)
Meet at The Black Lion pub
63 Chapel Street
Salford M3 5BZ
The walk will last 2 hours. Advance booking is strongly recommended as there are limited number of places available. To book in advance email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further info see http://redflagwalks.wordpress.com