Sir Ralph Abercrombie and the Peterloo Mural
Following the success of the ‘anti-development’ lobby in Manchester, The Sir Ralph Abercrombie pub, with Mike Christodoulou at the helm is undergoing a makeover which will establish its Peterloo Credentials for all to see.
The pub is being re-designed and decorated and a brand new mural depicting The Peterloo Massacre is to be installed.
Paul Fitzgerald - Chair of The Peterloo Memorial Campaign Group, has been working with the landlord to provide the image. It is taken from the centre spread of the forthcoming graphic novel, currently being written by Paul and renowned Peterloo expert Doctor Robert Poole. Paul said 'We hope this will be recognised as the first realistic and honest mural of the1819 massacre that's ever been seen'.
We also hope that a space can be found for the new Peterloo Massacre Map to be featured, elsewhere in the pub.
To launch the new-look pub Mike will be throwing a party on the afternoon of Saturday 4th November. There will be speeches and the unveiling of the mural, followed by a few songs from the Free Radicals - taken from their touring production 'Soldiers On the Rampage'
Copies of the Peterloo Map poster will be on sale, along with Peterloo Tee-shirts, Liberty Caps and other related items.