Manchester Women

I offer many different private walks and tours on the history of Manchester women. Here are some ideas.

Women in the Footnotes This series of walks highlights women who may appear only in the footnotes of the city's history, or whom seem merely incidental to the stories of men. Neither famous nor familiar, we recover the lost stories of these sidelined women. Different routes available for Manchester and Salford.

Criminelle - Manchester's female criminals Hear stories of Manchester women who committed crime in the long 19th Century and beyond. Murder, violence, suicide, theft, sex work, fraud, deception, infanticide, disruption, disorder, protest. We look at their crimes, their punishments, the social context and public opinion.

Manchester Women - the classic tour Discover Manchester women who shaped the city, and whose actions had local, national and sometimes international reach. Suffragists, suffragettes, socialites, scientists, slave-owners, authors, artists, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, pacifists, pioneers, protestors, millionaires and more...

Some words of caution - these tours include adult themes making them unsuitable for children. Some tours include stories of maternal and baby loss, suicide, or of violence against and by women.

Contact Philippa to discuss private tours for your company or group, as part of Women's History Month in March, or at other times during the year.