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Peterloo Massacre - Guided Walking Tour

Sibby - Manchester Tour Guide

Sunday, 20 August 2017 from 11:00 to 12:30

Peterloo Massacre - Guided Walking Tour

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Guided Walk (includes £1 booking fee) 2d 18h 38m £9.00 £0.00

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2017 is the 198th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. You can join this walk and afterwards attend the Peterloo Memorial Campaign 'Peterloo Names' 1pm event.

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

Please note that online tickets include a £1 booking fee.  





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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.


How long will the guided walk last?

1½ hours 


How far will we walk?

1 mile

Sibby is a member of Manchester Guided Tours

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

Sunday, 20 August 2017 from 11:00 to 12:30

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