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The Search for the Peterloo Massacre Memorial

Start:
18/04/2015 11:00 am
End:
18/04/2015 1:15 pm
Cost:
£7 (£6).
Venue:
Midland Hotel steps
Address:
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Peter Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M60 2DS

16 August 1819: troops charged 60,000 Mancunians on a public holiday at a rally called to lower the price of bread and demand the vote. More than a dozen people were killed and hundreds injured.

We don’t just remember Peterloo in summer. On 18 April 2015 Ed Glinert will lead a walk from the site of the infamous massacre to the location of the long-vanished Henry Hunt obelisk (pictured below), what was the city’s only visible Peterloo memorial, recounting the key stories en route.

* The walk is being held in support of the campaign to erect a permanent and appropriate memorial in Manchester.

Henry Hunt Memorial

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more details of the dreadful day of Peterloo, see elsewhere on this website: http://www.newmanchesterwalks.com/walks-tours/peterloo-massacre-on-the-streets-of-manchester/

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