Robert Townson wrote:
If you can tell me of other club in the Manchester area...
Well if you can stretch to it I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND going to Komyokan Dojo in Birkenhead. Ezra Sensei is one of the finest teachers of Aikido in the UK, and Komyokan Dojo one of the finest centers for sure.
Here is their website...
If that is too far, there is a KAA dojo that my friend runs in Manchester, see here...