DESCENDENTS AND NAMES
Descendent of Henry Hunt’s Driver – Kevin Parslow
Descendent of Mary Heyes – Denise Southworth
Geoff Bridstone depiction of Birley
The Naming Phenomenon – Hunt, Paine etc
Sam Bamford’s March
‘Our Sam’ project
David Lee’s Guided Tour – Middleton
Trial of Henry Hunt – Dolby’s preface (from the Times)
March Poster of unknown origin
Designs for Memorial
Mike Leigh’s Film
Posters – David’s
Annual Gathering – Picnic, Names, etc
Songs – Collected broadsides book
Soldiers On The Rampage
Books – Fiction / non-fiction
The Peterloo Overture
The Free Trade Hall Mural
The Graphic Novel
Documentaries / Dramatisations
Ted Edwards’ Radio Ballad
150th Anniversary Concert
The Quiet Loner
The Peterloo debates
The Peterloo Medical Centre
‘Other’ Peterloo CD (Tractor)
Event at Salford University 2019?
Red Saunders’ Hidden Project
Pete Coe and Brian Peters’ The Road To Peterloo
Graphic Novel https://peterloo.org/
Ballads and Songs
Original Tee Shirts
Metrolink-style maps / Tee Shirts
Heart and sabre tee shirts/badges
PHRYGIAN CAPS – POSSIBLE SOURCE
‘Our Sam – The Middleton Man’
A Radical Returns
(Show) Strength, (Find) Unity, (True) Liberty, (For/My) Fraternity!
‘Our Sam – The Middleton Man' is a new film, based on the life and work of Middleton’s most famous son; parliamentary reformer, radical, poet, writer and handloom weaver, Samuel Bamford.
REELmcr joined forces with Middleton Councillor Kallum Nolan of RKid Media armed with a passion and drive to make Sam Bamford a household name, believing he’s long overdue for a serious commemoration. They spent two years designing the ‘Our Sam’ project with support from many local people and organisations. The hard work paid off when the project was granted ‘Our Heritage’ funding from Heritage Lottery Fund in August 2017.
Bamford’s best known as a campaigner for universal suffrage, he fought for worker’s rights and better working conditions. He helped to plan, train and lead a contingent of 6000 Middleton men and women on a march from Barrowfields, Middleton to St Peters Field, Manchester on the 16th August 1819. The demonstration was broken up by the military at the cost of fifteen deaths and over 600 hundred serious injuries, it became known as the ‘Peterloo massacre’. Bamford was himself arrested for his (entirely peaceful) role and was sentenced to a year in Lincoln Jail. His poems and songs became anthems for the reform movement, and his ‘Song of the Slaughter’ was sung by mass gatherings all over the north of England, he was a nationally known figure for a time.
He became a journalist, reporting on the changing Manchester region in the industrial revolution, and he also took an interest in local history and folklore. He was a pioneer of Lancashire dialect writing. He loved the countryside and walked it well into old age.
He was however, no saint; he had a somewhat wild youth, he could be prickly and difficult. He fell out with some people but was intensely admired by others. This makes his story all the more compelling. The diaries he kept late in life, published in 2000, (The Diaries of Samuel Bamford) are a remarkable social document. His funeral in 1872 was one of the biggest public events in Middleton’s history, a memorial obelisk was put up in Middleton Graveyard and stands to this day.
REELmcr widely promoted the project inviting Middleton people of all ages to take part in the first phase of the project. series of investigative workshops, visiting The People’s History Museum, Touchstones, Rochdale, delving into archives in Middleton and The Working Class Movement Libraries. Exploring artefacts including Middleton’s very own banner from Peterloo (the oldest political banner in the world( at the Fishwick Street Archives in Rochdale. They navigated heritage trails led by Middleton historian, David Lees, where they learnt about Sam’s life in Middleton, from the end of the 18th Century through the development of Middleton into a mill town as the result of Industrialisation. Participants watched a live performance of ‘Soldier’s on the Rampage by the wonderful Free Radicals in the Old Boars Head and engaged with interactive living history drama ‘Peterloo’ at the PHM.
The second stage of the project began Feb 2018, a casting call with a difference was distributed across social media inviting young performers, writers and film makers from across Middleton and the surrounding towns. Rather than prepare an audition piece each participants was asked to research and prepare a presentation about Sam Bamford or Peterloo. Not one of the young participants had ever heard of Peterloo before this project, let alone knew who Sam Bamford was, we even had participants who didn’t know what voting is.
REELmcr spent 6 months working with this group, introducing them to Sam’s autobiography, poems and diaries. The group had access to all the research collected from the heritage visits with additional workshop led by Professor Robert Poole (Sam Bamford Diaries) and input from local historian David Lees.
Together with a scriptwriter and the REELmcr team, the group created their own story, which brings Sam Bamford to modern day Middleton. The film follows the journey of a young wordsmith Samantha, who spends her time watching others from a distance, it is through her we meet Sam Bamford as she learns about his life and why people from Middleton walked to the Manchester meeting on the 16th August, 200 years ago. Sam Bamford is brilliantly portrayed by North West actor Tom Charnock (The Hand that shook the Barley)
The film will be premiered at the Middleton Arena April 2019 – and will then tour the Greater Manchester region.
In addition the film will form part of an education pack which will be offered free to schools in Greater Manchester.
The project has many partners, Link4life, People’s History Museum, Middleton Library, Working Class Movement Library, Touchstones Rochdale, Local historians, Academics and authors, musicians and actors.
This project has been made possible by money raised by the players of the National Lottery.
Heritage Lottery Quote …
About the Heritage Lottery Fund
Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about - from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. www.hlf.org.uk. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #HLFsupported.
REELmcr's a dynamic, not for profit social enterprise, committed to giving a voice to the most alienated, deprived, under represented and vulnerable communities. Providing inter-generational community groups across the North West with the opportunity to produce the personal or collective stories of individuals, heritage and communities. Groups are encouraged to focus on issues that affect all members of their community rather than individual difference. Promoting cohesion and social history is the goal that underpins all projects.
REELmcr Director Jacqui Carroll was born and schooled in Middleton during the 1960/70’s when Sam Bamford was taught in schools. Everyone in Middleton not only knew who he was, but celebrated the great man’s work and legacy.
“I was lucky enough to learn about Sam Bamford at school, Everyone in Middleton not only knew who he was, but celebrated the great man’s work and legacy. It really shocks me just how few people know who he is today. I’m honoured to have an opportunity to change this, this film and these young people will ensure Sam legacy is not forgotten”
Quote from Kallum Nolan, ‘Our Sam’ Assistant Project Manager.
‘The news of funding from HLF for ‘Our Sam, The Middleton Man’ is nothing short of monumental for the people of Middleton. I genuinely couldn’t be happier, with this project we’ve reignited an interest in the towns rich heritage’
Quote from Kaiden Nolan: Young musician and member of Middleton band, Scuttlers.
“I welcome and support any project that involves spreading the word about Samuel Bamford. His words and wisdom have come a long way from his generation and for them to be forgotten would be a great shame, a loss of hope of our people. For any project to arise on this man will bring great pride within my town, and for the many countless people everywhere who respect this great man’s work.”
Quote - Doctor Robert Poole – Historian and Editor of Samuel Bamford Diaries
Sam Bamford was of one of Victorian England’s bravest men, and one of its greatest writers, and Middleton will rise again with him
“The involvement of young people from all parts of the area would earn Bamford’s warmest approval, for he was a great advocate of education and investment in youth, and a believer in the importance of local history for community identity. I like the way the past and the present leak into each other - it’ll be really good on stage. And the way it matches the troubles of the past with those of the present even though people seem completely different.
He was of one of Victorian England’s bravest men, and one of its greatest writers, and Middleton will rise again with him.”
Quote – Sam Bamford – First person Account Peterloo 1819
“On the cavalry drawing up they were received with a shout of goodwill, as I understood it. They shouted again, waving their sabres over their heads; and then, slackening rein, and striking spur into their steeds, they dashed forward and began cutting the people...""Stand fast," I said, "they are riding upon us; stand fast". Many females appeared as the crowd opened; and striplings or mere youths also were found. Their cries were piteous and heart-rending, and would, one might have supposed, have disarmed any human resentment: but here their appeals were in vain.
In ten minutes from the commencement of the havoc the field was an open and almost deserted space. The sun looked down through sultry and motionless air. Several mounds of human being still remained where they had fallen, crushed down and smothered. Some of these still groaning, others with staring eyes, were gasping for breath, and others would never breathe more”
For more details or to book a screening please contact email@example.com or call 0793 1234890
ARTICLE FROM SCHOOL OF HISTORY, CLASSICS AND ARCHAEOLOGY ABOUT RESOURCES FOR STUDYING PETERLOO
BLOG BY ‘SHADOW’
CHRONOLOGY OF COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS
GUARDIAN ARTICLE ON 188TH ANNIVERSARY
BLOGPOST SKIBBEREEN EAGLE
THOSE PRESENT ON THE HUSTINGS
HENRY HUNT – CHAIRMAN
JOHN KNIGHT – COTTON MANUFACTURER AND REFORMER
JOSEPH JOHNSON – MANCHESTER PATRIOTIC UNION AND MANCHESTER OBSERVER
MARY FILDES – MANCHESTER FEMALE REFORM SOCIETY
RICHARD CARLILE – SHERWIN’S POLITICAL REGISTER
JOHN THACKER SAXTON – MANCHESTER OBSERVER
JOHN(?) TYAS – THE TIMES
JOHN ? LIVERPOOL MERCURY
EDWARD BAINES JR. – LEEDS MERCURY
CHARLES WRIGHT ‘THE COURIER’
COMMANDO COMIC BOOK PETERLOO https://www.comixology.eu/Commando-4843-Peterloo/digital-comic/287190
BBC HISTORY SHORT FILM http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/0/24330602
SPARTACUS ED. https://spartacus-educational.com/PRcastlereagh.htm
SPARTACUS ED https://spartacus-educational.com/PRblanketeers.htm
HISTORY PRESS ARTICLE (BICENTENARY 2017)
SORCE WS ARTICLE http://www.wikiville.org.uk/dead-sites-19/blanketo.html
TIMELINE - BLANKETEERS TO PETERLOO https://revjosephharrison.wordpress.com/timeline-summary/
WOMEN OF PETERLOO
‘RED FLAG WALKS’ ARTICLE https://redflagwalks.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/women-at-peterloo/
ARTICLE IN GUARDIAN file:///C:/Users/netloanadult/Downloads/3726-6327-1-SM.pdf
ARTICLE IN MANCHESTER’S RADICAL HISTORY https://radicalmanchester.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/women-at-the-peterloo-massacre/
THOMAS JOHN WOOLER – THE BLACK DWARF
JSTOR ARTICLE – POPULAR HUMOUR AND THE BLACK DWARF https://www.jstor.org/stable/175286?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
OLDHAM HISTORICAL RESEARCH GROUP ENTIRE PETERLOO SECTION http://www.pixnet.co.uk/Oldham-hrg/members/sheila/peterloo/peterloo-menu.html
JOHN EDWARD TAYLOR – MANCHESTER GUARDIAN
OBIT. MANCHESTER GUARDIAN https://www.theguardian.com/news/1844/jan/10/mainsection.fromthearchive
ARTICLE ABOUT THE GUARDIAN https://www.jstor.org/stable/20085015?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
QUAKER CONNECTION file:///C:/Users/netloanadult/Downloads/3726-6327-1-SM.pdf
LORD SIDMOUTH – HOME SECRETARY
SPARTACUS ED https://spartacus-educational.com/PRsidmouth.htm
LOADS OF STUFF HERE -
MIKE LEIGH’S FILM
TIMES ‘EYE WITNESS REPORT https://www.thetimes.co.uk/static/the-peterloo-massacre/
IMDB PAGE https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4614612/
ROTTEN TOMATOES REVIEW https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/peterloo
‘THE CONVERSATION’ REVIEW
BBC NEWS REVIEW https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-45563005
THE NEW STTESMAN REVIEW https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/film/2018/10/mike-leigh-peterloo-film-review
‘VARIETY’ REVIEW https://variety.com/2018/film/reviews/peterloo-review-1202921894/
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/peterloo-review-1139045
ARTICLE ABOUT THE BANNERS IN THE FILM
TRANSCRIPT OF INQUEST http://peterloowitness1819.weebly.com/john-lees-inquest.html
EXTRACT FROM DARK DAYS OF GEORGIAN BRITAIN https://about1816.wordpress.com/2016/08/11/he-was-still-bleeding-when-he-was-put-in-his-coffin-john-lees-is-killed-at-peterloo-1819/
ARTICLE ABOUT THE INQUEST https://www.hslc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/148-5-Glasgow.pdf
SAMUEL GREG – QUARRY BANK MILL
SPARTACUS ED. https://spartacus-educational.com/TEXgreg.htm
WILLIAM HULTON BIOG DETAILS William Hulton was appointed High Sheriff of Lancashire in 1811. After a cotton mill in Westhoughton was torched by Luddites in 1812, Hulton ordered the execution of four of the suspects, one of them reported to be twelve years old. Hulton was a magistrate who dealt harshly with the working-class crime and social unrest. On 16 August 1819. 60,000 pro-democracy reformers gathered in St Peter's Field in Manchester to listen to the radical orator, Henry Hunt. Hulton, chairman of the Lancashire and Cheshire magistrates, a body set up to deal with the growing problem of civil unrest was in Manchester to ensure order was maintained. Observing from a nearby house, Hulton issued an arrest warrant for Hunt and his associates, but was advised that military assistance was required. He called on the local yeomanry to arrest the radicals and disperse the meeting. The yeomanry attacked the crowd indiscriminately. It is estimated that 18 were killed and 600 to 700 injured. The event became known as the 'Peterloo Massacre'. Home Secretary Lord Sidmouth conveyed King George III's 'great satisfaction' at Hulton's 'prompt, decisive and efficient measures', but among the working classes he was known as 'old Peterloo', his reputation was forever sullied. In 1820 he turned down a Tory seat in Parliament,while in 1841 Hulton and his family were attacked in Bolton during an election campaign demonstrating how the massacre had influenced public opinion.
LINK TO NAMES DATABASE (NON-SEARCHABLE) http://www.peterloomassacre.org/occupations_6sept.pdf
TRIAL OF HENRY HUNT
TRANSCRIPT (DOLBY VERSION) http://peterloowitness1819.weebly.com/trial-of-henry-hunt.html
INTERESTING OTHER BOOK!!!
ARTICLE ABOUT RADICAL DINING
HENRY HUNT MONUMENT
ARTICLE ABOUT A MOVE BY MRS G.L. BANKS IN 1888 TO RE-ERECT THE MONUMENT.
The life and times of sam bamford. Joe Pimlott https://www.amazon.com/Life-Times-Sam-Bamford/dp/1852160640
PETERLOO PLAQUES INTERACTIVE ARTICLE
GUARDIAN ARTICLE ABOUT NEW PLAQUE https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/dec/27/past.politics
BBC NEWS ARTICLE http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/6950804.stm
I LOVE MANCHESTER ARTICLE 2016
EXTRACT FROM ARTICLE ABOVE.
Set up in 2006, the campaign aims to improve the way Peterloo is represented and remembered by the public. One of their first moves was to get the inaccurate old memorial plaque on the side of the former Free Trade Hall replaced with a factually correct, red one.
“Journalists at the time supressed the story of Peterloo and since then there has been a lot of euphemistic stuff about it. The original blue plaque didn’t even mention that people died. In 2007 we demanded that it was changed. We even climbed up a ladder and stuck our own on it until it happened.”
BBC NEWS ARTICLE ABOUT DELLER DESIGN