The site of St. Peter's Fields where on 16th August 1819 Henry Hunt, radical orator addressed an assembly of about 60,000 people. Their subsequent dispersal by the military is remembered as 'Peterloo'.
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Plaque № 1804
|Location||Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester
Henry Hunt (1773 – 1835)
This blue plaque was removed and replaced with a new, red plaque, following a successful campaign, as this one controversially contained no mention of deaths, injuries or the term 'The Peterloo Massacre'.