Trade Union Councils commemorate Peterloo Massacre
Date published: 08 August 2019
As part of the bi-centenary commemorations and to help raise public awareness of what went on at the Peterloo Massacre, the Greater Manchester Association of Trades Union Councils (GMATUC) and Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Trades Council will be holding a public event of song, refreshment, raffle and discussion on Sunday 11 August.
The event wants to recognise the historical involvement of Sam Bamford, and Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton’s people at Peterloo in 1819, and during the recent annual commemorative walks, to remember all those killed an injured, including those from Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton, who were previously unknown to most of the public.
In the years since, the fight for parliamentary and electoral reform has gone on.
The event will be held at Woolworth’s Social Club, Gypsy Lane, Castleton, Rochdale, OL11 3HA, on Sunday 11 August at 1pm:
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