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Peterloo Massacre Anniversary - Guided Walking Tour

Sibby - Manchester Tour Guide

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 from 13:00 to 14:30

Peterloo Massacre Anniversary - Guided Walking Tour

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Guided Walk (includes £1 booking fee) 16 Aug 2017 £9.00 £0.00

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On the 198th Anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre...

16 August 1819: a summer's day and the blackest day 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.”

Meet: Manchester Art Gallery steps, Mosley Street

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How long will the Guided Walk last?

1½ hours

How far will we walk?

1 mile

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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Meet: Manchester Art Gallery steps
Mosley Street
M2 3JL Manchester
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 from 13:00 to 14:30

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