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Peterloo Event Day

The Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society host a special Peterloo Event Day. From 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.

Keen to start researching to your own family tree? Have you discovered possible ancestors at Peterloo? Then why not visit the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society (MLFHS) Family History Help Desk and speak with one of our family history experts? Open throughout the day.

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