• Peterloo: The Build-Up, Manchester in 1819

  • Sun, 09-06-2019 at 11:30
  • Manchester Central Library
    Saint Peter's Square City Centre
    M2 5PD Manchester
Peterloo: The Build-Up, Manchester in 1819 - Manchester Central Library - Manchester

Peterloo, 16 August, 1819: the most violent and dramatic day in English political history. Carnage on the streets of Manchester.How did it happen?1819. It was the time of the Regency, gorgeously costumed dandies, exotic architecture and society balls – but not in Manchester where the workers starved in abject poverty and all political protest was stamped out.We explain and explore the state of the city in the year of Peterloo.