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Thread #166286   Message #3999879
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
08-Jul-19 - 04:11 PM
Thread Name: Peterloo 200th anniversary
Subject: RE: Peterloo 200th anniversary
The Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society host a special Peterloo Event Day.

Manchester Central Library 17 July 2019 10:30 — 15:00 Free

10.30am – 12pm, Ed Glinert, Manchester tour guide, will speak about Peterloo. Ed has worked with Mike Leigh and also the great radical activist Paul Foot. Ed has been talking, walking, reading, thinking, sleeping, writing, giving lectures and guided tours about Peterloo for more than 30 years! So, this talk should be something special.

There will be lunch break featuring performances by Oakenhoof and Friends, a visit from a Rochdale based clogging group and some special friends.

In the afternoon we will be holding a special handling session with three ‘stations’ that can be visited including a cotton themed table; with a variety of cotton related archives, including sights and sounds from the cotton industry, The John Owen collection, Early Poor Law archives and a musical performance by the Free Radicals.

The Peaceful Weavers of Peterloo; An original production, written and performed by Charlotte Peters Rock, telling aspects of this important history, in songs and stories.

Manchester Central Library 25 July 2019 18:00 — 19:00 Free

The legacy of The Peaceful Weavers of Peterloo, has continued unabated, over the last 200 years. They wanted to feed, clothe, safely house and educate themselves and their children. The weavers (and other reformers) wanted the vote and the right to effect change. They wanted certain work and fair pay for their hard work and skill. In peace, as families, they came in Sunday best. The Red Cap of Liberty was flourished. For Liberty, Freedom and Justice.