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Manchester Central Library

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The Peterloo Massacre

Speaker: Chris Makepeace


2019 is the year of Peterloo 200, the two hundredth anniversary of the 16 August 1819 when some 60,000 people were attacked by the military at a political demonstration. The actions of the soldiers resulted in a dozen dead within minutes and more than six hundred injured.

Chris a local Historian attended Manchester University and gained a degree in history. He has worked in Manchester Public Libraries and was Librarian of the Local History Department from 1969-1973. Chris has written almost 30 books and articles on the history of Manchester



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12.15 pm A Performance by the Oakenhoof Friends

(Littleborough based clogging group)

1.15 pm Onwards

We will be holding a special handling session with three ‘stations’ that can be visited:


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