Elizabeth Charnley

Elizabeth Charnley

Born in Bury, Lancashire, I now live in Eccles.

As a Green Badge Guide for the Bridgewater Canal in Salford, I feel perfectly at home in the canal environment, having grown up living close to the Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal.

The Bridgewater Canal in Salford is diverse, beautiful, historical and modern at the same time.

I love telling my guests stories of its people (famous & not so famous,) places, neighbourhood areas and unique treasures such as the Barton Swing Aqueduct & Worsley Delph.

I am happy to guide groups on walking tours, bike tours and Nordic Walking tours combining a guided tour with a workout. I can also do a guided tour commentary for your boat trip along the Bridgewater Canal

My specialties are guiding children & families, school groups and those with walking or sensory disabilities. I am also available to give illustrated talks and lectures about the Bridgewater Canal to groups of all ages and interests.

Before qualifying as a tourist guide I worked in the NHS, initially as a pharmacy technician and later as a manager. I still work for the NHS, but now as a volunteer community first responder with the North West Ambulance Service.

I look forward to welcoming you on a tour soon.

Elizabeth Charnley
Elizabeth Charnley

Elizabeth Charnley
Tel: 07979 232817
CharnleysOutdoors
@tourswalkstalks

David Barnes

David Barnes

I have lived in Greater Manchester since 1989, having moved north deliberately in search of the landscapes I saw on so many early 1960s films (especially the views from the moors). I have not been disappointed, it is a great place to work, rest and play, as they say.

The Bridgewater Canal and its environs in the city of Salford in particular offer many places that illustrate the heritage, the arts and the wonderful greenscape.

I want to help people explore these areas so we can all learn and create together a new experience of a unique area in the world and can offer a range of guided walks to do this. If you would like to discuss with me your specific requirements then please do get in touch.

David Barnes
David Barnes

David Barnes
07961 535163 davidbarnes.david@gmail.com

Michele Thompson

Michele Thompson

I am fascinated in all things Industrial Revolution. Bridges, canals and railways always made me stand in wonder at the genius of it all. I feel ever so lucky to be able to guide on my doorstep in Salford along the Bridgewater Canal where the stories and history bring the birth of Industrial Britain to life.

I have been working in travel since 2005 and have been a qualified Blue Badge Guide since 2005. The variety of my work is the best part of this job and I am as happy guiding individuals on a private tour as I am with a large group of adults or school group.

I speak German and am able to guide in the language.

Michele Thompson

Michele Thompson
07786992053
Facebook – gotguided
Instagram/Twitter: @gotguided

Royston Futter

Royston Futter

Royston born and brought up in Norfolk is an adopted Salfordian who has lived in Boothstown for over 30 years.

He was The Director of Arts and Leisure for Salford for 12 years in charge of Libraries, Museums, Galleries, Parks and Gardens as well as all the Sports facilities throughout the City before taking early retirement and devoting himself to voluntary work.

His roles at the moment include that of Secretary to the Trustees of the Working Class Movement Library in Salford and as a Tour Guide and Public Speaker for RHS Bridgewater the wonderful new garden in Worsley.

He gives illustrated talks on L.S. Lowry and on Industrial Heritage as well as on the Bridgewater Canal.

Royston Futter
Royston Futter

Royston Futter
07952838349
rfutter@yahoo.co.uk

Emma Fox

Emma Fox

Emma Fox is a born and bred Mancunian who loves sharing stories and insider knowledge about her home city. She studied European Studies, including history, international relations and German and has lived in Berlin and Vienna. Emma spricht Deutsch.

Emma is an official tour guide for Manchester, the Bridgewater Canal in Salford and a trainee guide for North Wales. She is very much looking forward to the RHS Bridgewater Gardens opening in summer 2021, and hopes to show visitors what other gardens, heritage and cultural offerings there are nearby.

Since 2009 she has enjoyed meeting people from all around the world and bringing historical and modern Manchester to life. Each tour is unique but specialisms include industrial heritage the Scuttlers and Victorian slums, radical ideas, arts, sports, architecture, literature cotton and slavery, Factory Records, Southern Cemetery, Manchester bees, Worsley and the Bridgewater Canal gardens and green spaces.

She has been described in reviews as vivacious, knowledgeable, accomplished and engaging.

Emma Fox
Emma Fox

Emma Fox
07500 774200
showmemanchester@yahoo.co.uk
@showmemcr on social media

Mark Charnley

Mark Charnley

I am an Institute of Tourist Guiding Qualified Green Badge Guide. I am 55 and have lived in Eccles all my life.

A former railwayman, I worked in that part of our history for 34 years and have acquired a detailed knowledge on the area and its links not only to the railways but to coal mining and beyond.

As one of a group of local Green Badge Guides I help provide regular tours along the Bridgewater Canal and also other areas of Salford. Our group can also do private tailored tours covering specific aspects of our local heritage.

The Bridgewater Canal and the wider Salford Metropolitan Borough area have a rich history and this has inspired me to become a guide so that I can pass on our important past and hopefully inspire others to enjoy our rich heritage.

Mark Charnley
Mark Charnley

Mark Charnley
07884 121021
Facebook – Markwcharnley
Twitter – Markwcharnley

Alexandra Fairclough

Alexandra Fairclough

I am Alexandra (Alexatours) and I’m a recently qualified Green Badge Guide. As a Lancashire lass with a passion for local history, I can provide a meet & greet service as well as public and bespoke tours and assistance & information on cultural, historical and contemporary heritage of this fascinating area- ‘the cradle of the Industrial Revolution’.

In addition to tours, I do talks and lectures at educational establishments, religious and historical sites, museums and at venues of other significant interest and attractions. If you are looking for a fun-fact educational tour or walk, let me share my passion for local history, the arts and our industrial past.

In addition to my listed public tours, I can provide private / school walks as well as talks for U3A groups, local history groups and family parties.

I am a member of Manchester Guided Tours as well as Bridgewater Canal Guided Tours. (I also offer tours of Cheshire by arrangement)

Alexatours.eventbrite.com
Tel 07956 226699
FB @bricksandwatertours
Twitter @Bricks_andwater