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This 1.5 hour circular walking tour offers a delightful insight into the life of authoress Elizabeth Gaskell, and her time spent in our city.
She loved to gossip – and we will hear entertaining snippets and readings about her very busy life here. We learn about the people she met and entranced – or enraged! Also the important events that happened in her lifetime as Manchester became the world’s first industrial city, and the famous people who stayed in her home. We visit locations connected with her, including a step back 200 years in time to see the quaint Portico Library, and also a peep into Cross Street Chapel.
The tour is lead by Kate Dibble of Manchester Guided Tours.
Tour Starting Point: Manchester Town Hall front steps, Albert Square, M2 5DB
Mon 27 Feb 2012 10.30am - 12 noon
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