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Remembering Peterloo

Our first readers today were looking at material relating to Henry Hunt, a neat coincidence as today is the anniversary of the Peterloo massacre which took place in St Peter’s Fields in Manchester on August 16th 1819.

The Librarian did go to see Maxine Peake read the names of the dead at lunchtime, but we are unable to offer a visual report of this event as he failed to make the camera work properly, bringing back a series of shots of people’s feet and a blurred video of the coffee shop opposite.

Meanwhile, for more information about the Library’s holdings on Peterloo, visit our 101 Treasures page.