wiganworld home page
Home Photos of Wigan Stuff News What's on Classifieds Forum Communicate Guestbook Links
 Search    In association with  The Wigan Courier
 Messageboards
  General
  Places
  People
  wiganworld
  Sports
  Hobbies / Books
  History of Wigan
  Handbags
 
 
Interact
  Wigan ex-pats
  Wigan genealogy
 
 
Peterloo...
Started by: jarvo (28593)  Report abuse
Released in early November, Mike Leigh's film about the Peterloo massacre in Manchester on 16th August 1819.

Innocent women and children brutally murdered by the British Army.

EVERYONE should watch it.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2786) Report abuse
So yoo are looking forward to watching a film about 'Nasty Uns'

Posted by: jarvo (28593)  Report abuse
...It's history.

It happened, on your doorstep.

Posted by: grimshaw (1198)  Report abuse
154 minutes jarvo .Mike leigh is a renowned film maker.

I have read about it and look forward to seeing it the film.

Ta for reminding ..

Posted by: SoniaB (63) Report abuse
There is a lot of information on the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester People's Museum ,just off Deansgate.It's very interesting,I don't remember being taught anything about this at school,it's tragic.

Posted by: jarvo (28593)  Report abuse
...Not something ever mentioned in British Army dispatches...

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2786) Report abuse
That is probably because it was 'Fake News'

Posted by: jo anne (31809)   Report abuse
Thereís a feature about the film on tonightís BBC North West Tonight - on BBC1 now (6.30-7pm).

SoniaB, I visited the Peopleís Museum recently due to your post, itís an interesting place.

Posted by: farrie50 (1710)  Report abuse
I was reminded of peterloo whilst watching the mounted police charge the pickets during the miners strike

Posted by: priscus (6638) Report abuse
Although I did learn about it at school, it was merely from texts, since I did 'O' level Economic History.

Looking back, as an adult, I am rather shocked that teachers made no attempt to bring to our attention just HOW local the background history was: Chequerbent Colliery and all that.

Posted by: jarvo (28593)  Report abuse
...And the Battle of Enfield Street...NEVER mentioned.

Posted by: dave© (3456) Report abuse
......in song

Posted by: priscus (6638) Report abuse
And, not long after this, an ordinance survey was performed of the whole country, so that artillery could drop fire on ANY location given only a verbal description or place name of the location they wished to target!

Posted by: dave© (3456) Report abuse
Clearly, the political chill brought about by the French Revolution, if Napoleon B had invaded this country and won, was he all that bad?

Posted by: arrow (819) Report abuse
A short film made with the help of Historic England about the Peterloo Massacre.

Posted by: builderboy (1991) Report abuse
Arrow

Many thanks for posting the film which does a great job of setting out for us exactly what happened.

Posted by: priscus (6638) Report abuse
Dave, Yes, I had never looked at it that way, but the response of the English nobs to the brandished severed heads during the 'Reign of Terror' in Paris must have evoked something like what we have more recently experienced with the likes of 'Jihadi John'



Posted by: priscus (6638) Report abuse
Wasn't there a move to have one of Manchester's Railway Stations renamed 'Peterloo' in commemoration? Did it come to nothing then?

Posted by: jo anne (31809)   Report abuse
The UK Premiere of Peterloo will be held at HOME on Wed 17 Oct, followed by a Q&A with Mike Leigh and members of the cast. (Sold out)

Empire Wigan is screening this event - Wed 17th Oct, 6.45pm - Link

Peterloo will be released in cinemas across the UK on Fri 2 November 2018.
.

Posted by: jarvo (28593)  Report abuse
Thanks, Jo anne.

Posted by: grimshaw (1198)  Report abuse
Jo anne..

Posted by: Wigan Rover (611) Report abuse
Jarvo , Excellent coverage was given to " Peterloo " on Granada Reports this evening , it looks to be an excellent production and is Sold Out ! It is having a special viewing at Home Cinema in Manchester tonight , as Jo anne has previously mentioned . Mike Leigh and Members of the Cast are holding a Questions & Answers Session after the screening . Running Time is 154 minutes , look forward to seeing it on General Release

Posted by: jarvo (28593)  Report abuse
WR: Great stuff.

Posted by: grimshaw (1198)  Report abuse
Terrific W R.

 
 
Back
 

 
Note: You must login to post a reply.
If you haven't registered, why not join now?. Registration is FREE!
 
 © 2018 wiganworld
Click here to read the privacy policy, disclaimer and copyright information.
Please contact us with your ideas, suggestions, moans or questions.