Peterloo archive open day
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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.