I will be doing the following walks on weekends in August. The cost of each walk is £8.
Advance booking is strongly recommended as places are limited. To reserve places or for more information, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 19th August. The Real Story of the Peterloo Massacre, 16 August 1819
Meet at 11.30am, by the statue of Richard Cobden, St Ann’s Square
The Peterloo Massacre of 16th August 1819 was Manchester’s most traumatic political event. A peaceful crowd of men, women and children, numbering tens of thousands, was attacked without warning by the miltary, resulting in many deaths and injuries. This walk will explore the background to the Massacre, setting it in the context of the radical movement of the late C18th and early C19th and the Manchester food riots of 1812. At the end we will follow the events on the day on the place where Peterloo took place.
Meet at 11.30am by the Town Hall steps. Market Square.
This walk will explore a number of episodes in Ashton-under-Lyne’s radical past, including the political career of socialist and suffragette Hannah Mitchell, the Chartist Rising of 1848, the Bread Riot of 1863, the Anti-Irish Riot of 1868 and the formation of the Co-operative movement. This walk will be a fund raising walk for The Poor Side of Life blog, written by Charlotte Hughes.