4th February 2019
Peterloo Retold: 1819-2019
Annual Luddite Memorial Lecture 2019
University of Huddersfield
The Brontë Lecture Theatre (room BLG/05).
29 April 2019, 7.30 pm
Dr Janette Martin, Modern History Archivist at The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester will deliver the 6th Annual Luddite Memorial Lecture. Janette will talk about the many ways in which the Peterloo Massacre of 16 August 1819 has been remembered and retold. From the contemporary commemorative mugs, handkerchiefs, poems, fiction and engravings to the how the City of Manchester has responded across the centuries to this traumatic episode in Manchester’s history. She will also explore the reaction of West Riding Radicals on the events in Manchester and how Peterloo was remembered and commemorated this side of the Pennines. Her talk will be illustrated with objects and sources from John Rylands Library’s collections.
For further information, see the website of the Huddersfield Local History Society.