Watch the Film

Watch the Film

In 2019, Manchester Histories supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, led on the Peterloo Descendants project to trace those present at the Peterloo Massacre in 1819 to their modern day descendants.

In partnership with The Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage at Manchester Metropolitan University, we worked with independent filmmaker Mat Johns and genealogist Michala Hulme to film six modern day descendants as they tell the story of their Peterloo family connection.

View this unique and fascinating personal account of people who were at Peterloo, shared by members of their modern day families.


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