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Posted By: Felipa
20-Jun-19 - 01:58 PM
Thread Name: Peterloo 200th anniversary
Subject: RE: Peterloo 200th anniversary

"A TALK to mark the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre will take place at Bolton Central Library this weekend.

"Ballads and Songs of Peterloo by Dr Alison Morgan will take place on Friday, between 7pm and 9pm. Dr Alison Morganís talk focuses on the ballads and songs of Peterloo, with live music of the period performed by Pete Coe and Brian Peters.

Dr Morgan has a unique collection of more than seventy poems and ballads which highlight the outrage, grief, defiance and resolution felt by labouring-class people in the immediate aftermath of the Peterloo Massacre in which eighteen people were killed and more than 600 injured as they listened to the radical Henry Hunt speak on the need for electoral reform. "

source Bolton News