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Thursday, 16 August 2012

It's Peterloo time again

It's now over three years since my blog post that a permanent memorial was planned for the Peterloo victims.  The Peterloo Massacre Campaign has erected a temporary memorial today, not just to mark the occasion, but as a reminder to the council that the ordinary men, women and children who died that day- who were all attending a pro-democracy meeting, remember - still have no monument worthy of their sacrifice.

Image: Henry Hunt addressing the people of Manchester in 1819.  Cassell’s Illustrated History of England Vol. VI, (Cassell, Petter and Galpin, c.1864). Author's collection.

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