Articles tagged with: Peterloo
People use the collections of the lovely Working Class Movement Library for all sorts of reasons. It’s freely open for everyone to visit. A poet called Oliver Lomax went in recently to read some of …
‘Spirit, Patience, Gentleness,
All that can adorn and bless
Art thou – let deeds, not words, express
Thine exceeding loveliness.
If you’re not fortunate enough to live in Manchester you might well assume, from the media coverage, that all that’s going on here this week is a bunch of tories with an undemocratic mandate making …
Five years ago, the 2010 general election saw the constituency of Manchester Central yield the lowest voter turnout in the whole country. With such a diverse range of peoples living within its borders, this …
Peterloo-related events in Manchester this week:
1. Manchester Trades Union Council is marking the 193rd anniversary of Peterloo with a commemoration concert this Thursday, 16 August, 7pm at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester M2 …
At least 18 people were killed and 400–700 were injured.
Of the casualties whose residence was recorded, 61% lived within a three-mile radius of the centre of Manchester.
Remember those who died so that you can vote. Peterloo Massacre, August 16th 1819.