Urban Poet comes back to Handforth

Ged Austin at Handforth Station in February 2020

Manchester's Urban Poet Ged Austin is an experienced guide who is inviting you to join him on a tour of"Handforth Past and Present". This is one of a series of educational walks that Ged, known throughout Manchester as "The Urban Poet", runs each year.

The Friends of Handforth Station (FoHS) have featured some of Ged's poems at the station, and are now delighted to sponsor this community activity for locals.

His "Urban Walks" are typically gentle strolls over a 5-mile distance with plenty of stops, and they can take 3 to 4 hours.

The Handforth walk that Ged is preparing for the FoHS will be from Styal train station to Handforth train station, and will be a "timeline walk" exploring the history of the area. It will feature Ged's poems and some stories about the area, to which all are welcome to contribute.

Ged advises, "If you want to join us, to get your muscles and your memory flowing, then just turn up. Bring a snack pack (something you can munch on your feet), plenty of liquid, and wear sturdy footwear and clothing appropriate for what the weather provides."

His "Handforth Past and Present" walk will start from Styal train station at 10.30am sharp, on Monday 23rd May.

For more information, contact Ged Austin on 07506-392731 / [email protected]


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