Peterloo 2019 200th Anniversary Commemorations- Consultation, Wednesday 10 June 2015

You are warmly invited to  invited to the next Peterloo 2019 200th Anniversary Commemorations Consultation on Wednesday 10 June 2015 at 6pm, hosted by the Manchester Centre for Regional History at Manchester Metropolitan University.

In 2019, the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre will be taking place remembering when cavalry charged to disperse a crowd of 60,000 – 80,000 people in St Peter’s Field, Manchester. people had gathered to demand voting reform and improved economic conditions for working people, and the attempt to break up the meeting led to the death of 15 people and injuries to over 600.

This is the third meeting, in partnership with People’s History Museum and Manchester Centre for Regional History, to help to develop ideas, partnerships and plans leading up to the commemorations in Greater Manchester.

Everyone is welcome whether you are an interested individual, a local history organisation, a committed Peterloo campaigner, an artist interested in creating a new song or poem, or a teacher planning something for your school. We want to share and hear as many opinions as possible. It is essential that this is a democracticv process and many people’s voices are heard.

Alison Bodley, Senior Curator at Castle Museum in York, will also be at the meeting to discuss how we could explore the links with their venue in York. Henry Hunt, who lead the meeting, and 8 others were held and charged at York Assizes, which is now the Castle Museum.


Room 230
Geoffrey Manton Building
Manchester Metropolitan University
M15 6LL Rosamond Street West

If you have any questions about the meeting and how you could get involved, please contact Claire Turner on or call 0161 306 1982.

We hope to see you at the next meeting. Please book your free place here.

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