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16th August 1819

Discussion in 'off topic' started by ff1d1l, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    The 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre is coming up on Friday.
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  2. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    A timely reminder of how people laid down their lives for the freedoms that those here and elsewhere enjoy. The pity is that some here and elsewhere blame and condemn socialists for continuing to fight for social justice....
     
  3. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    The very lengthy film is up on Amazon Prime now, I watched it last week. A powerful film, though I suspect they could have cut 40 minutes out without losing anything much!
     
  4. Still

    Still he said his naim was ralph

    The From _______ To ________ exhibition at People's History Museum, Manchester, is well worth a visit.

    From 1819 to 2019, from Peterloo to… where? Marking the 200 year anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, this exhibition features a wide selection of artworks inspired by that event. While Peterloo undoubtedly remains a horrific chapter in British history, the displayed work is also an exploration of correspondence; looking further than one single time and place. These crowdsourced works (both from invitees and via an open call) all utilise the humble envelope to creatively explore the idea of ‘From _______ To ________’ highlighting a range of examples where force has been used to control citizens and suppress dissent.

    https://phm.org.uk/exhibitions/from-_______-to-________/
     
  5. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    The Manchester PHM is well worth a visit. It documents a far more potent and credible Labour Party that still had the spine to stand up to fascists, racists, right-wing nationalism etc. I visited it a short while ago. I’ll definitely pop in and have a look at the Peterloo exhibition.
     
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  6. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    We used to take year 6 kids every year to that museum when I was teaching in Manchester.
    A superb resource.
     
  7. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    There’s lots of interesting Peterloo and Political Protest at the Manchester Art Gallery as well.
     
  8. bigjonny

    bigjonny pfm Member

    The John Rylands Library has an exhibition as well, I stumbled across it on the way to The PHM.
     
  9. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    As a Mancunian, I'm saddened that I was not taught anything about the Peterloo massacre whilst at school in the 1970s/80s.

    I expected more of the BBC website today, The Guardian website has plenty of content which I will read this evening.
     
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  10. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    We were certainly taught about it in the late 60s/early 70s, but that was before a completely homogenised syllabus was introduced.
     
  11. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    It was, as everybody knows, a direct relative of Boris Johnson who led the first charge of the cavalry against the shrieking working class crowds at Petersfield.

    You can still see it in the genes

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  12. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    I was going to say before reading your post, the same malignant personalities are present in this government as those in power when Peterloo was ordered. Patel for example who “literally wants criminals to feel the terror”. No doubt she’ll have a very broad definition of criminal if she gets her way.
     
  13. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    Yes, there does seem to be a continuum of contempt for uppity working class types that crosses the centuries
     
  14. Still

    Still he said his naim was ralph

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