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Leigh and Wigan’s Female Reform Unions and Peterloo

Friday, 16th August @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Leigh and Wigan’s Female Reform Unions and Peterloo talk by Yvonne Eckersley
£3.00 including tea/coffee

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


Friday, 16th August
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Museum of Wigan Life
Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom
01942 828128