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​Remembering Peterloo – free talks at Bury Archives

Press release   •   Jul 04, 2019 14:22 BST

Bury Archives Service are hosting talks in July and August in the run up to the 200th anniversary of the infamous Peterloo massacre.

Tuesday 23 July at 1pm – Dr Alison Morgan presents “Ballads and Songs of Peterloo” based on her unique collection of more than 70 poems and ballads which highlight the outrage, grief, defiance and resolution felt by labouring-class people in the immediate aftermath of the Peterloo Massacre.

Tuesday 6 August at 1pm - Polyp and Eva Schlunke present “Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre”, told 'verbatim' through the voices of those who were there.

Both events feature a one-hour talk followed by a book-signing.

Places are limited to 25 people. For more information and to book your free ticket, go to https://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=14801

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