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 in what soon became known as the Peterloo Massacre.
Today we look at the tragic victims. Those who died; how they were killed and where they died. Those who were injured and what compensation they received. And how the Tory government made amends (or not).
For more details on this dreadful day, see elsewhere on this website: http://www.newmanchesterwalks.com/walks-tours/peterloo-massacre-on-the-streets-of-manchester/