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I’m in Yorkshire but off to Manchester tomorrow for the commemoration of the anniversary of the Peterloo massacre.

It marked a turning point for UK democracy and acknowledgement of the struggles of the poor and vulnerable.

It was around a hundred years before my great grandfather, a doctor and lecturer, lived in Manchester. I don’t know what he would have thought but apparently he did found the Manchester branch of the Fabian Society during his time there.

Anniversary events:

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/peterloo-events-manchester-massacre-anniversary-16743117

Peterloo and its impact: