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Peterloo 2019

From June – August, Central Library is a main hub for a Manchester Histories lead programme of events, exhibitions and activities across Greater Manchester. Peterloo 2019 commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, when 18 people lost their lives and around 700 were injured when troops, including local government forces, charged a crowd of 60,000 people that had gathered peacefully on St Peter’s Field to demand the reform of parliamentary representation.

Events, activities and exhibitions will be added to our What’s On page over the coming weeks.

You can also visit the Peterloo 2019 website for full programme listings