Peterloo Picnic in Tandle Hill Park

TANDLE Hill Country Park will host a family picnic this summer to recognise two anniversaries.

It is 100 years since Norris Bradbury, a local justice of the peace, gifted the 110-acre ‘green lung’ to Royton.

The area had once been a meeting place for radicals in the 19th century.

The Peterloo picnic in the park on August 18 will also commemorate the 200th anniversary of the massacre in Manchester on August 16, 1819.

The event takes place from 12noon until 3pm and includes a talk by Dr Robert Poole, professor of history at the University of Lancashire, and book signing by Graham Phythian, author of Peterloo: Voices, Sabres and Silence.

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