Jonathan Schofield is no stranger to the history of Manchester, he literally wrote the book on it. After years of revealing Manchester’s rich cultural heritage to visitors from far and wide, Schofield is now offering the widest selection of subject specific tours. These ventures into Roman, Victorian, Political and Modern histories are a fascinating look into Manchester’s past for residents and visitors alike.
Join Jonathan, and explore Castlefield, Old Trafford, Chorlton, Chapel Street, the secret tunnels and more as he recounts the lives of those who’ve shaped these areas. Jonathan’s particular style of tour makes these stories very accessible, telling anecdotes and tales from centuries ago as if they’re pub gossip, letting you relate and empathise with their protagonists. He also looks ahead to the future of the city. With new developments constantly springing up, it’s fascinating to hear and see what the city might look like in years to come.
For those who are unable to make any of the live tours, be sure to check out the recorded online videos on the link below. These short documentary style clips are bite sized chunks of local history and free to access online.
Be sure to check Jonathan’s website for when free tours are available. As the city’s go-to guide he often is supported by the National Trust and other organisations to offer free tours, making local history more accessible than ever.
fall in love with this fascinating city through the filter of Mr Schofield’s extensive knowledge
No matter which tour you join Jonathan on, you can be sure to learn something. There isn’t a post box or pub basement in Manchester without an intriguing past and Jonathan knows them all. Let yourself fall in love with this fascinating city through the filter of Mr Schofield’s extensive knowledge.