Saturday, 2 March 2013

Engels in Manchester

The remains of the Albert Club in Chorlton-on-Medlock have been discovered on the building site of a new scientific institute at Manchester University.

Among the club's members in the mid-nineetenth century was Friedrich Engels, the exiled communist theoretician who in between riding with the Cheshire Hunt and running the Ermen and Engels factory in Salford relaxed with his fellow German cotton manufacturers there.  I wonder if they imported German sausages and beer to eat and drink?

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