Meeting point : Black Lion public house, 63 Chapel Street
This walk will explore Salford’s rich radical history include the Flat Iron Market, the General Strike of 1842, vegetarian Christians, Salford’s first birth control clinic, Salford’s Socialists, Votes for Women and the disturbances in Bexley Square in 1932.
This will be a circular walk which has been organised in association with the Black Lion. Fee £6/£5.
The walk will be led by Michael Herbert who has been researching, writing and speaking about Manchester and Salford’s radical history for many years. He is a Trustee of the Working Class Movement Library. 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. He is currently working on a history of Manchester’s radical women.
The walk will last 2 hours. Advance booking is strongly recommended as places are limited. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.