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SCUTTLERS WALKING TOURS

  • 11 February 2015 - 7 March 2015
  • On Tour / External

You thought gangs were a modern problem? Not so. During the last three decades of the 19th century, the slums of industrial Manchester and Salford were the battle ground for gangs of violent youths called scuttlers. The 'dangerous game called scuttling' involved fighting turf wars that left many injured, maimed and sometimes dead. Their uniform of brass tipped clogs, bell bottom trousers, long soaped down fringes with angled caps, Burberry-like scarves and belts with a heavy buckle said "we're ready for a fight"; typically a 'seething mass of sixty lads fighting with sticks, stones and belts'.

Walk the streets where they fought and learn about the rise and fall of this earliest recorded instance of a youth culture that emerged from the slums of industrial Manchester and Salford.

Wednesday 11 February 2.00pm - 4.00pm BOOK NOW
Saturday 14 February 11.30am - 13.30pm BOOK NOW
Wednesday 18 February 2.00pm - 4.00pm BOOK NOW
Saturday 21 February 11.30am - 13.30pm BOOK NOW

NEW DATES ADDED DUE TO DEMAND
Saturday 28 February 11.30am - 13.30pm BOOK NOW
Saturday 7 March 11.30 - 13.30pm BOOK NOW


Alternatively you can book via Box Office on 0161 833 9833

Please note: The Scuttlers walking tours will involve ascending/ descending a steep set of steps. The walk lasts approximately 2 hours. Sensible shoes are required.

These tours are led by Manchester Guided Tours

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: Streets of Manchester - starting and ending at the Royal Exchange Theatre

    TICKETS: £7

    EVENT DETAILS:
    Wednesday 11 February 2.00pm - 4.00pm
    Saturday 14 February 11.30am - 13.30pm
    Wednesday 18 February 2.00pm - 4.00pm
    Saturday 21 February 11.30am - 13.30pm
    Saturday 28 February 11.30am - 13.30pm
    Saturday 7 March 11.30am - 13.30pm

    BOOK A PLACE: Call Box Office on 0161 833 9833

    ACCESSIBILITY: Please note: The Scuttlers walking tours will involve ascending/ descending a steep set of steps. The walk lasts approximately 2 hours. Sensible shoes are required.

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