Here’s a good idea – changing the name of Manchester’s main railway station from Manchester Piccadilly to Peterloo.
Last month was the anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. This peaceful rally on 16 August 1819 radically transformed British politics and marked the beginning of the long march to universal suffrage.
To mark the occasion this year, actor Maxine Peake read out the names of the 15 people who lost their lives in the tragedy. But for the 200th anniversary, in 2019, we want that important day to be given the commemoration it deserves.
We want it to be remembered by having the word Peterloo on the lips of the millions of people who ask for train tickets across a counter
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