This Sunday (4th September) the Loiterers Resistance Movements monthly wander around town was recorded for Manchester Mule and Redbricks Radio.
Host Morag Rose took walkers on a ‘beer’ tour of the city. A pub crawl but without the drinking, looking at the history of drinking in the city and the different attitudes (political and social) that shape the city center and Manchester’s drinking culture.
This tour looks at the impact of alcohol on the streets, telling tales of Manchester’s lost pubs, prohibition, moral panics, class struggles, casualties, criminals, romantic liaisons, famous raconteurs and comedy encounters facilitated by booze.
From Piccadilly gardens hear the group travel down Oldham street to discuss some of the cities most famous bars. Into Ancoats to talk about class and the social history of drinking. Around the printworks to talk about commercialization, to the Cathedral gardens to talk about sanitized spaces and ironic advertising before finishing in St Annes Square.