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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
08-Jul-19 - 04:45 PM
Thread Name: Peterloo 200th anniversary
Subject: RE: Peterloo 200th anniversary
Rights of the Child at Quarry Bank, 6 AprilĖ29 September 2019, Quarry Bank Mill, Styal
Admission prices apply (free for National Trust members)

Discover how childrenís rights have changed over time in a fascinating new exhibition at Quarry Bank, Rights of the Child. Explore the experiences of hundreds of children who worked at Quarry Bank, tracing the evolution of childrenís rights from the 19th century to today.

2019 is a topical year for the rights of children, marking the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on Rights of the Child, including protection against child labour.

2019 is also a key year in Manchesterís history of social change marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre. Itís fascinating to uncover how mill owners Samuel Greg and Robert Hyde Greg witnessed the massacre and spoke out against the atrocities.

Nevertheless, the Greg family were part of a manufacturing class who would often put profit before people, silencing calls for improved working conditions and blocking appeals to reduce working hours to 10 hours per day.