Manchester Whit Walk

Where: Manchester starting at the Cathedral in Victoria Street
When: Spring Bank Holiday Monday
Time: 10.30 am

 

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The timing for the Whit Walk at Manchester has moved to Spring Bank Holiday Monday as it’s easier for participants to attend. First held in Manchester over 200 years ago in 1801, such walks were held to encourage community activity without the demon drink and also to keep the folks away from the temptations of the nearby races held at the same time. Other Whit Walks take place particularly in Northwest England, but the Manchester one is one of the best established of its type. Expect a procession of white clad children with brass band and drum accompaniment, banners and clergy all  heading to Albert Square where there is a brief Anglican service.

Helpful Hints

Double check the timing for this as the walk has shifted date more than once.

In 2017 it will be on Monday May 29th (to be confirmed).

Click here for the Cathedral website: http://www.manchestercathedral.org/

Photo by spinneyhead.


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