Peterloo archive open day

Peterloo archive open day

Starts: Fri 16th August 11:00AM
Ends: Fri 16th August 3:00PM
Venue: People's History Museum, Left Bank Spinningfields Manchester , M3 3ER
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This event is free. No booking required.
Access information: Fully accessible venue
Event organisation: People's History Museum
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Selection of newspapers, Peterloo Massacre coverage, Labour History Arch...

Fri 16 Aug, 11am – 3pm

Pay what you feel, no booking required

What happened at Peterloo?  On the 200th anniversary of the Manchester massacre, delve into PHM’s incredible archive collection of original 1819 newspapers and uncover the stories of the day.

The archive collection also includes newspapers from 1820 covering the trial of Henry Hunt, the radical speaker thousands marched to hear at Peterloo, who was arrested and imprisoned on that defining day for Britain’s democracy.

Part of PHM’s year long programme exploring the past, present and future of protest, marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre; a major event in Manchester’s history, and a defining moment for Britain’s democracy.

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