Peterloo 190 years on
Great turnout to commemorate the Peterloo massacre on Sunday. Speeches from the campaign plus Tony Lloyd MP and Cllr. Jim Battle, Manchester City Council Deputy Leader. Really impressed with the group from Oldham who marched all the way following the routes taken by protestors on August 16th 1819 some in period dress and carrying some of the replica banners produced as part of the Manchester International Festival Procession. Then on to the Cornerhouse where the Procession exhibition is on until this Sunday, so if you’ve not seen it yet, get along before it’s too late. Here’s a photo of some of the banners lined up in front of Central Station during the speeches.
Posted on: August 18, 2009.