This week Manchester marks the 200th anniversary of the massacre of peaceful protestors at St Peter’s Square. Just a few years after Waterloo, the event reminded people of a bloody battlefield and was so named Peterloo.
This map, from the museum’s exhibition Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest shows where the people who came to lobby for representation in Parliament travelled from, across Greater Manchester. The exhibition sets Peterloo in context while also inviting visitors to contribute their own mementoes of disruption or protest they have been a part of.
The city is awash with exhibitions and commemorative events, including a new permanent memorial to Peterloo. More details on their website.