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PETERLOO 16th August,1819
Meeting:  St Peter's Field, Manchester

A project to Discover the Stories of those people who attended the Peterloo demonstration

Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society is launching a project to find the descendants of those attending the peaceful demostration that has become known as the Peterloo Massacre.  We want to record their stories.

Please help us.

We will never know the true number of casualities as all injured persons would have had to pay for any treatment received.  Many would just go to the local "wise-women" or midwife for treatment.  Many hid in pubs etc., to avoid being arrested.  We want their stories to create a lasting memorial to them.

We have the kind permission of Dr. Michael Bush and his publishers Carnegie Publishing to the information from his book, which we have duplicated statistics shown in Misc., also the kind permission of Peter Castree, to use the list he has compiled, by clicking on the Casualities tab.  It is linked to another website,which includes not only the casualities, but witnesses, Cavalry men and special constables, Magistrates, and any one else who may have been there.

Rod Melton  Project Manager     email address -
Jen Lever      Project Webmaster email address -

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Last updated on the 20th May 2017