Society News: Details

Peterloo event

Manchester Quarterly Meeting
To be held in the Performance Space
17th July 2019


10.30 am The Peterloo Massacre

Speaker: Chris Makepeace

2019 is the year of Peterloo 200, the two hundredth anniversary of 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 that six hundred injured.

12.00 noon Lunch

12.15 pm A Performance by The Oakenhoof Friends, a Littleborough based clogging group.

1.15 pm onward

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

1. A cotton themed table, including films and sounds from the cotton industry

2. The John Owen Collection

3. Early Poor Law Archives

Music performed by the Free Radicals

Note: Timings are approximate

Registration is required only for the 10.30 am Talk

To register, click the Eventbrite logo on our web page The meeting is FREE to paid up members and on this occasion only FREE for non-members

This update was published on 20 Jun 2019. For more information, please contact Leslie Turner at MLFHS

Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society