Leigh and Wigan’s Female Reform Unions and Peterloo talk by Yvonne Eckersley

On 16th August 1819, 60,000 men, women and children from the Manchester area walked to St Peter’s Field in support of political reform. Within half an hour at least fifteen people sustained fatal injuries and many more were bludgeoned, maimed or crushed by horses. Join Yvonne on the 200th anniversary of the massacre to hear the story of how Wigan and Leigh radicals protested in the narrow streets of Leigh as well as the wide open space of Amberswood Common.
Places are limited so please book by phoning 01942 828128 or emailing wiganmuseum@wigan.gov.uk

Date and time

Friday 16th August, 2019

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location

Museum of Wigan Life

Library Street

Wigan

WN1 1NU

Pricing info

£3.00 including tea/coffee

How to get there

Fri 16th Aug, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Leigh and Wigan’s Female Reform Unions and Peterloo talk by Yvonne Eckersley

Museum of Wigan Life