Oldham Historical Research Group

'THE PETERLOO MASSACRE'
Monday 16th August, 1819
St. Peter's Field, Manchester.

An on-going project towards the 200th Anniversay in 2019

Is there something you can add ... ?

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BEFORE ... ON THE DAY ... AFTERMATH : In Two parts
Narrative & Pictures from the talk at Oldham HRG Meeting, August 2016
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Oldham 1817
6 Maps & Diagrams
Relevant to Oldham & Peterloo
(also in the Archives section)
'AFTER PETERLOO
Dangerous to be known as a Reformer'

The Chronicle, October 29th 1955

"... many publicans - and publicans were a privileged class - acted as spies and informers. this was repubnant to the reformers and they took steps to alter this state of things ..."

'My Political since 1816'

Oldham Chronicle February 20th 1885

"This formed the title of an interesting lecture last evening, delivered in the Moorside Liberal Club, by Mr James Cooper. "

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If you can add anything to the story :
about the people, burials, descendants, memorabilia produced,or events etc,
please contact us using the email address on the Home Page...

Some Reference Sources & Links

Printed Books & Other

Peterloo organ recital link
Local organist and composer Jonathan
Scott, who has Samuel Bamford in his
family tree has composed an organ solo,
'Peterloo 1819' which he has recorded
at St. Paul's, Royton.
You can see the video HERE

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'The Casualties of Peterloo'
by Michael Bush
Pub. 2005

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Manchester Region History Review
'Peterloo Massacre'
Vol. III No.1
Spring/Summer 1989 pdf files for
free download HERE

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'Peterloo' animation
on Vimeo
HERE

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'Return to Peterloo'
by Robert Poole
Pub. 2014

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Peterloo Memorial Campaign
Website, Facebook & Twitter

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Williamv Rowbottom's Diary
A handloom weaver from Chadderton.
who kept a diary from 1787 to 1830
HERE

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'The Manchester Historical Recorder'
pub 1875 and used with the kind permission of Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society who transcribed the work.
A full transcription (from 500 BC to 1874) is available on CD, from the Society, HERE

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'The Whole Proceedings before the Coroner's Inquest at Oldham, &c.on the body of John Lees who died of sabre wounds at Manchester, August 16, 1819'.
Taken in shorthand and edited by Joseph Augustus Dowling, Esq.
printed for William Hone, 1820

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Internet Archive Books - Free .pdf Downloads

'A Letter to Lord Viscount Castlereagh, K.G.'
By John C. Hobhouse, Esq. F.R.S.
Pub 1919 HERE

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Bamford's 'Passages in the Life of a Radical' and 'Early Days'
edited by Henry Dunckley ("Verax")
Vol 1 HERE
Vol 2 HERE

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'Historical Sketches and Personal Recollections of Manchester'.
by Archibald Prentice
Pub. 1851 HERE

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'The Trial of Henry Hunt, Esq'.
[Trial includes] Jno. Knight, Jos. Johnson, Jno. Thacker Saxton, Samuel Bamford, Jos. healey, James Moorhouse, Robert Jones, Geo. Swift and Robert Wylde. for an Alleged Conspiracy to Overturn the Government, &c.
HERE

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'Notes and Observations, Critical and Explanatory, On the Papers relative to the Internal State of the Country',
Recently Presented to Parliament.
by a Member of the Manchester Committee for Relieving the Sufferers of 16th August 1819
Pub 1820 HERE

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'No. 1 of Peterloo Massacre'
Printed by J. Wroe, Observer Office, 18, Market Street, Manchester
1819 HERE

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'The Story of Peterloo,
Written for the Centenary, August 16th, 1919'.
by F.A. Bruton, M.A.(of the Manchester Grammar School. HERE

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'Three Accounts of Peterloo by Eyewitnesses:
Bishop Stanley, Lord Hylton, John Benjamin Smith
with Bishop Stanley's Evidence at the Trial'
Edited by F.A. Bruton, M.A., Litt. D. (of the Manchester Grammar School.
Pub. 1921 HERE

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Internet Archive Books - Free .pdf Downloads

'Richard Carlile - His Battle for the Free Press'
by Guy A. Aldred.
Pub. 1912 HERE

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'The Battle of the Press as told in the Story of the Life of Richard Carlile'
by his daughter, Theophila Carlile Campbell
Pub. 1899 HERE

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'Cobbett's Political Register' Volume XXXVI
1820 HERE

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'Pamphlets & Parodies on Political Subjects'
by William Hone and Wood cuts by George Cruikshank. Contains::
the House that Jack Built 1821,
Queen's Matrimonial Ladder 1820,
Form of Prayer 1820,
Non Mi Ricordo 1820,
Political Showman 1821,
Man in the Moon 1821,
Right Divine of Kings &c 1821.,
Slap at Slop 1822
Pub 1830 HERE

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'The Three Trials of William Hone'
by William Hone
Pub. 1818 HERE

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'The Masque of Anarchy'
by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Pub. with Preface by Leigh Hunt, 1832
HERE

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'The Republican'
Friday September 3rd, 1819
A Letter to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent. HERE

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'The Risings of the Luddites. Chartists and Plug Drawers'
by Frank Peel
Pub.1888 HERE

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'Reformists Register'
by William Hone
1818 HERE

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'The Political "A, apple-pie", or, The "extraordinary red book" versified : for the instruction and amusement of the rising generation'
by William Hone
HERE

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