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Visit to the "Protest and Peterloo" exhibition at Touchstones,

Visit to the "Protest and Peterloo" exhibition at Touchstones, Rochdale

26th June

11-12 Looking around the exhibition and speak to curator Sarah Hodgkinson

12 -1.00 A chance to have lunch in the cafe

1.00 - 1.40 Session in Local Studies where we will see material related to family history.

This exhibition will take you on a journey through the stories of those involved, from espionage and cover-ups to national outrage and mourning. Ask yourself what it means to protest and voice the issues that matter most to you. Discover the role played by local man Sam Bamford who was imprisoned for his part in organising the gathering. Find out about the spies who gathered information for the government. See the Middleton banner, the only known surviving banner from Peterloo, as well as props from Mike Leigh’s recent film Peterloo.

Touchstones is located close to Rochdale town centre.

Approximately 5 to 10 minutes walk from Rochdale Transport Interchange with bus and tram access.

10 minutes from the Rochdale Railway Station

10 minutes drive from Junction 20 on the M62

There is no dedicated parking at Touchstones however there is pay and display parking on The Esplanade at the Townhall.
Booking through Eventbrite.

This update was published on 21 May 2019. For more information, please contact Sue Forshaw at MLFHS

Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society