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THE MEETING AT PETERLOO By GIUSEPPE DI BIANCO
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The “Peterloo Massacre” is an important historical event which is often not known about. On August 16th 1819 a mass meeting was arranged in a huge open area around what's now St. Peter's... More > Square, Manchester: about 60,000 peaceful pro-democracy and anti-poverty protesters gathered to hear Henry Hunt, the main leader and well-known radical orator who advocated annual parliaments, universal suffrage, and the ballot. As Hunt was beginning to speak, a troop of Huzzars and the Manchester Yeomanry were launched at the closely packed crowd, hacking and trampling the unarmed people. An estimated 18 people, including a woman and a child, died from saber cuts and trampling. All in the name of liberty and freedom from poverty: a pre-planned assault against defenceless men, women and children. A dramatic and highly impressive SATTB a cappella setting, based on an old english tune, arranged by Giuseppe Di Bianco.< Less
Marlocks of Merriton and Red Windows Hall By Ben Brierley
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Ben Brierley (1825-1896) Handloom weaver by trade. Poet and Novelist by inclination. Ben Brierley was one of those Lancashire working class men who through a process of self-education, combined... More > with natural talents and a spirit of determination, raised themselves from the morass into which the Industrial Revolution had plunged them, to a point where they could entertain and delight their fellows. Well known in his home-town of Failsworth and further afield for his poems and novels in both the Lancashire dialect and plain English, Ben was highly regarded throughout the county he loved so much. Marlocks of Merriton and Red Windows Hall are typical of his many and varied stories. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library in Manchester's twin city - Salford.< Less
Marlocks of Merriton and Red Windows Hall By Ben Brierley
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Ben Brierley (1825-1896) Handloom weaver by trade. Poet and Novelist by inclination. Ben Brierley was one of those Lancashire working class men who through a process of self-education, combined with... More > natural talents and a spirit of determination, raised themselves from the morass into which the Industrial Revolution had plunged them, to a point where they could entertain and delight their fellows. Well known in his home-town of Failsworth and further afield for his poems and novels in both the Lancashire dialect and plain English, Ben was highly regarded throughout the county he loved so much. Marlocks of Merriton and Red Windows Hall are typical of his many and varied stories. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library in Manchester's twin city - Salford.< Less
The Manchester Man - Illustrated By Mrs George Linnaeus Banks
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The Manchester Man traces the fall and rise of Jabez Clegg, a foundling swept away in his cradle by the River Irk in flood in 1799. In this politically significant work the narrative is set against... More > the back-drop of the three decades from the Napoleonic Wars to the 1832 Reform Act, crucial years in Manchester's development as the world's first industrial city. It contains a vivid and highly accurate portrayal of the notorious Peterloo Massacre and its aftermath, as well as providing a valuable insight into the roles of some of the city's founding fathers. A riveting read for the casual reader and the serious student of Manchester history alike, complete with original illustrations and Introduction by Malc Cowle. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, M5 4WX, in Manchester's twin city - Salford.< Less
The Manchester Man By Mrs George Linnaeus Banks
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The Manchester Man traces the fall and rise of Jabez Clegg, a foundling swept away in his cradle by the River Irk in flood in 1799. In this politically significant work the narrative is set against... More > the back-drop of the three decades from the Napoleonic Wars to the 1832 Reform Act, crucial years in Manchester's development as the world's first industrial city. It contains a vivid and highly accurate portrayal of the notorious Peterloo Massacre and its aftermath, as well as providing a valuable insight into the roles of some of the city's founding fathers. A riveting read for the casual reader and the serious student of Manchester history alike, complete with Introduction by Malc Cowle. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, M5 4WX, situated in Manchester's twin city - Salford.< Less
Early Days & Passages In The Life Of A Radical By Samuel Bamford
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These two autobiographical works by Samuel Bamford, the son of a Lancashire hand-loom silk weaver, born in the year of 1788, provide a fascinating insight into working-class life at the beginning of... More > the industrial revolution. Early Days deals with Bamford’s childhood in the then semi-rural textile village of Middleton and subsequently in Manchester on his father’s appointment as Master of the Salford Work House - a move that ended in family tragedy. Passages in the Life of a Radical portrays our hero’s later life, his involvement in the movement for Parliamentary Reform, including his eye-witness account of the notorious Peterloo Massacre in 1819 and his subsequent imprisonment for his part in the proceedings on that fateful day. Republished by Northen Grove Publishing Projects, Manchester with additional notes by Malc Cowle< Less
Dirty Politics - Hard Times - A Trilogy of Chartism By Malc Cowle
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When Cotton was King, labour was cheap. Less than three men in a hundred had the vote and the few women who'd enjoyed that right had the franchise taken off them. Toil, trouble and degradation for... More > the many, produced vast riches and leisure for a few. Ordinary, and sometimes extraordinary, people refused to accept their servile position in society. They defied Church and State to fight against corruption, for universal suffrage and the basic rights we take for granted in a Parliamentary democracy. These are the tales of just a few. The author skilfully weaves his work of fiction into the historical tapestry of the Industrial Revolution, bringing his characters to life in the world's first industrial city - Manchester - the town of Long Chimneys.< Less
The Secret League of Supermen By Dan Dobson
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This collection of short poems is comic, quirky and thought-provoking. Dan Dobson offers a contemporary view of life in verse that harks back to earlier, traditional approaches to rhyme and... More > scansion. In the words of Harry Chambers, Editor, Peterloo Poets: "These pack a genuine epigrammatic frisson in a Ron Glum meets A. E. Housman/ W. H. Auden sort of way.”< Less
The Secret League of Supermen By Dan Dobson
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This collection of short poems is comic, quirky and thought-provoking. Dan Dobson offers a contemporary view of life in verse that harks back to earlier, traditional approaches to rhyme and... More > scansion. In the words of Harry Chambers, Editor, Peterloo Poets: "These pack a genuine epigrammatic frisson in a Ron Glum meets A. E. Housman/ W. H. Auden sort of way.”< Less
THE SECRET LEAGUE OF SUPERMEN By Dan Dobson
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This collection of short poems is quirky, comic and thought provoking. Dan Dobson offers a contemporary view of life in verse that harks back to earlier, traditional approaches to rhyme and... More > scansion. In the words of Harry Chambers, Editor, Peterloo Poets: "These pack a genuine epigrammatic frisson in a Ron Glum meets A. E. Housman/W. H. Auden sort of way."< Less