History of the Area

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History Walk

We’ve put together a self-guided audio tour of Ancoats and the canal which featured proudly as part of Manchester Histories Festival 2012. The tour starts next to the Rochdale Canal at lock 84 in  Piccadilly Canal basin (Just off Dale st) and takes just over an hour.

Right click here and choose Save As… to download the tour audio (mp3, 35 MB). Click here for a printable version.

Thanks to everyone who helped by giving interviews and submitting written pieces. Feel free to reuse the tour, but please credit us if you do so: a lot of people have worked very hard to put it together.