Day 7: On Location- Manchester, People's History Museum

WCRAG went to the People's History Museum Manchester to learn about the Peterloo Massacre of 1819.
Peter Daniel

We made it to Manchester today and visited the People’s History Museum. First of all Suzanne was our tour guide and walked us around Manchester and to Peter’s Field to see the site of the Peterloo massacre. It was absolutely pouring down with rain but this did not dampen our enthusiasm! It was a brilliant tour and Suzanne spoke enthusiastically and passionately about Manchester and the Peterloo events. Near the library there are cotton flowers depicted by a tile mosaic and on each of these are the names of the people who were killed at Peterloo. This was very moving to see and we each stood on a flower while Lotte read out the names.

After drying off in the Museum we then had the opportunity to interview Suzanne in the archives of the museum. We then interviewed The archivist in the museum who had also left out newspapers and other artefacts for us to see evidence of the Peterloo Massacre .

This was the final day of what has been an incredible project. Hopefully we will get the chance to be involved with another one soon…..please Pete! 😁

See you all at the film premiere!

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