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Five pieces of sculpture unlock the history of one of the greatest feats of Victorian engineering- 17,000 navvies buillt the Manchester
Ship Canal, turning Manchester into the third busiest port in the country and Salford- thirty five miles from the sea into a bustling docks.
Join this tour to hear the stories of this great port which once harboured the world's ocean going liners.
The tour was devised by the community to celebrate the Lowry Arts Centre 10th birthday and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Lead by Sue Grimditch, New Manchester Walks
Tour starting point: The Lowry, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ
Sun 26 Feb 2012 11am - 1.15pm
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