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FIVE SALFORD WAYS TO AVOID THE ROYAL WEDDING
 

Star date: 26th April 2011 

Part 1: GO FOR A CAKE WALK

A Walk Around Manchester's Radical, Riotous and Rebellious History.
Friday 29th April 10:45am
Meet outside Co-op Bank, Corporation St, Manchester

Get yourself in the mood for the day by popping over the border into Manchester where aggro expert Michael Herbert, of Salford's Working Class Movement Library, will be leading a walk around the historic trouble spots of town, starring Fred Engels, Karl Marx, Peterloo and the Scottish Army…

Full details here…


FIVE WAYS TO AVOID THE ROYAL WEDDING FIVE WAYS TO AVOID THE ROYAL WEDDING
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While the TV presenters are dribbling over Kate's wedding dress, you can take a walk on the wild side with Michael Herbert as he leads you around Manc places where the monarchy and the whole capitalist system almost met its doom.

The walk and talk includes the scene of the Siege of Manchester where Cromwell's forces just held out against the Royalists coming across Salford Bridge. It also takes in the places and spaces from where Karl Marx and Fred Engels tried to change the world, and where the Co-operative Movement tried to make the world a better place.

The walk also wanders around the scene of the Peterloo Massacre where the army butchered workers fighting for their rights, and takes in the Albert Square riots, invasions by the Scottish army and the office of the historic Clarion newspaper, amongst loads of other radical stuff.

After all this you'll be itching to run home to see the pomp and affluence of British society spewing out of your tv…

…Or there'll still be time to attend some of the other Avoid the Royal Wedding Events…

See Part 2 here

See Part 3 here

See Part 4 here

See Part 5 click here (warning: explicit lyrics - if easily offended do not click!!!)

To go on the Walk, meet by Robert Owen statue outside Co-op Bank, Corporation St, Manchester at 10:45am. It lasts about two hours.
Cost: £6 (£3 cons). All proceeds to Oldham Unity
More info e-mail
mossley@phonecoop.coop

Michael Herbert is a Trustee of the Working Class Movement Library in Salford and has been researching, writing and talking about the area's radical history for thirty years. He has an MA in the history of the Manchester Region and  his publications include The Wearing of the Green, a  history of the Irish in Manchester.

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