PETERLOO MASSACRE Guided Walking Tour, Meet: Manchester Art Gallery steps, Sunday, 05. January 2020

It's 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre...
16th August 1819: a summer's day and one of the blackest days in Manchester's history, when at least 18 people eventually died and over 650 were injured.

A huge crowd of perhaps 60,000, walked in processional parties from surrounding towns such as Bury and Stockport to St Peter’s Field, to campaign for the right to vote. Bands played and banners were held high. They expected to hear speakers discuss parliamentary reform, believing it would relieve the poverty they endured, but the rally never really started.
As the main speaker Henry ‘Orator’ Hunt began to address the crowd a military force, many on horseback, savagely dispersed the crowd using sabres, truncheons and bayonets.

Within just a few minutes many had died and hundreds were terribly injured.
Meet: Manchester Art Gallery steps, Mosley Street, M2 3JL

CLICK HERE to here to watch ITV Granada Reports television coverage of this walk

”Excellent tour on Peterloo. Sibby spun a fascinating story, delivering many nuggets of information that I didn’t already know. Walking around the actual locations where everything happened brought the tale to life. All in all a great experience.” C. Thomas, January 2019

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes please or show it to the Tour Guide on your mobile device.
Can I bring my dog?
Assistance Dogs only please.
Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes that's fine.

What is the refund policy?
Bookings can be refunded with 3 days (72 hours) notice. Please note that Eventbrite no longer refund their admin fee.

How long will the guided walk last?
1½ hours -  1¾ hours, depending on the group size. 
How far will we walk?
1½ miles

Sibby is a member of

The largest group of professionally qualified Blue and Green Badge Tour Guides working across Manchester and the whole North West region

Sunday, 05. January 2020, Meet: Manchester Art Gallery steps, PETERLOO MASSACRE Guided Walking Tour

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