The Peterloo Massacre, 16th August 1819 - 200th Anniversary

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  1. Psychedelic Casual

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    This Summer is the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre when 18 Mancunians were murdered and over 600 injured, when protesting for their rights as workers and their rights as citizens to vote.



    There are many events going on across the city to commemorate the two century anniversary, some started in June but others are on throughout July, August and September...

    http://www.peterloomassacre.org/news.html

    https://ilovemanchester.com/200th-anniversary-of-peterloo-massacre/

    https://www.visitmanchester.com/ide...-across-greater-manchester-peterloo-2019-b869

    The Peterloo Tapestry is on display at Manchester Cathedral but only until 28th July.
    https://www.quaker-tapestry.co.uk/museum/peterloo/

    Also Amazon Prime is now showing the Peterloo (2018) film
     
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  2. Ifwecouldjust.......

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    Many on here seem to have forgotten Manchesters radical past..... and I'll bet not many can say why we have a statue of Abraham Lincoln in the city.
     
  3. Psychedelic Casual

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    Indeed.

    The Labour movement, as a result of what was protested about at Peter’s Field in 1819, started in Manchester.

    Manchesterism/Manchester Liberlism/Manchester Capitalism, where Manchesterites promoted Free Trade as a way to a fairer and more equitable society, as well as pacifism, anti-slavery, freedom of press and the separation of church and state, started in Manchester.

    The first trade unions bringing together workers of different trades into one organisation were founded as the Philanthropic Society and the General Union Of Trades, were founded in Manchester.

    Marx and Engels came up with the ideas for Communism in Manchester as a result of seeing worker’s living conditions and spending time with workers and hearing their ideas for labour, citizenship and politics.

    A statue and plaque of Abraham Lincoln was dedicated to the city because of the strikes by cotton mill workers in favour of the abolition of the Atlantic Slave Trade.

    All at a time when Manchester was at the apex of the world’s industrialisation.

    What a city we live in! Important on a world stage in politics, business and social organisation.
     
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  4. KS55

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    And and and.....the movement for women's suffrage started in Manchester.
     
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  5. denislawsbackheel

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    Cos it got moved from a Platt Fields Park...
     
  6. Daz_Blue

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    Oh sorry I misread the thread title

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  7. Ifwecouldjust.......

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    Don't forget the Co-Op ..... established in Rochdale / Royton IIRC
     
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  8. Psychedelic Casual

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    The movement for all suffrage started in Manchester.

    It was part of the reason why there were protests at Peter’s Field on 16th August 1819 because normal working men and even many fairly well off men, did not have the right to vote.

    It was only in 1832 that more wealthy men of the population got the vote; 1867 more men who owned property in growing urban areas got the vote; and it was only in 1918, at the same time that women got the vote, when all men over 21 could vote.
     
  9. mexico1970

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    This is muddled in the mire of individual politics, poor men got the vote the same time as women yet you'd seriously think that the poor working class bloke in the street had some sort of invisible privilege.
    Labour were a good party a long time ago until Blair killed it and Corbyn set it on fire.
     
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  10. Gabriel

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    Don’t think Lincoln was in any position to dedicate it, but I understand your point.:-)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zg4f7hv
     
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