Whatever happened to Leon Trotsky, as the old song asked? Well, he never came to Manchester, but Marx and Engels were here and did they like a drop!
Come and join in, it’s absolutely FREE! Here at Social Circle we make it our business to offer you the best of what Manchester has to offer. Our selection of walks enable you to to come along and explore this great city, and meet new people in Manchester along the way.
Whatever happened to Leon Trotsky, as the old song asked? Well, he never came to Manchester, but Marx and Engels were here and did they like a drop! After all it was thirsty work for Engels, a successful cotton merchant by day and a fiery, rabid revolutionary at night, traipsing the slum areas of Manchester gathering ideas for how to change the world.
When Marx came up to Manchester, fresh from the drinking holes of London’s Tottenham Court Road, these two frock-coated communists would head off for a pint of red roasted ale in the back streets of Manchester. We will do the same and raise a glass in their honour.
The tour is led by Ed Glinert, joint founder of New Manchester Walks.
*Please check website for updated times and meeting points as they are subject to change*