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PETERLOO MASSACRE 200th Anniversary - Guided Walking Tours

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Meet: Manchester Art Gallery steps

Mosley Street

Manchester

M2 3JL

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2018 marks the 200th Anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre

REVISIT THE LOCATIONS AND EVENTS OF THE MASSACRE WITH ENTERTAINING, QUALIFIED TOUR GUIDE SIBBY

16 August 1819: a summer's day and one of the blackest days in Manchester's history, when at least 15 died and over 600 were injured.

Peterloo Massacre


A huge crowd, maybe as many as 60,000, walked in processional parties from mill towns such as Bury and Stockport to St Peter’s Field to campaign for the right to vote. Bands played and banners were held high, one proclaiming ‘Equal representation or DEATH. Unite and be free.’

They expected to hear speakers discuss parliamentary reform, believing it would relieve the poverty they endured, but the rally never really began. As the main speaker Henry ‘Orator’ Hunt began to address the crowd soldiers, some on horseback, savagely dispersed the crowd with sabres and bayonets.

Peterloo Massacre

In a few minutes 15 had died and around 600 were injured. An eyewitness described how, “Several mounds of human beings still remained where they had fallen, crushed down and smothered. Some of these still groaning – others with staring eyes, were gasping for breath and others would never breathe more.”

August 2019: 'Went on the Peterloo Massacre tour with Sibby, she was very knowledgeable, made the tour entertaining with lots of stories and things to look out for. Highly recommended.' C.Owen


Meet: Manchester Art Gallery steps, Mosley Street, M2 3JL



FAQs


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Sibby via MCRTourGuide@gmail.com


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please or show it to the Tour Guide on your mobile device.


Can I bring my dog?

Assistance Dogs only please.


Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes that's fine.


What is the refund policy?

Bookings can be refunded with 3 days (72 hours) notice.


How long will the guided walk last?

1½ hours


How far will we walk?

1 miles




Sibby is a member of Manchester Guided Tours

Manchester Guided Tours

The largest group of professionally qualified Blue and Green Badge Tour Guides working across Manchester and the whole North West region

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United Kingdom

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