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Peterloo...
Started by: jarvo (28691)  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 (2894) Report abuse
So yoo are looking forward to watching a film about 'Nasty Uns'

Posted by: jarvo (28691)  Report abuse
...It's history.

It happened, on your doorstep.

Posted by: grimshaw (1287)  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 (68) 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 (28691)  Report abuse
...Not something ever mentioned in British Army dispatches...

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2894) Report abuse
That is probably because it was 'Fake News'

Posted by: jo anne (31868)   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 (6799) 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 (28691)  Report abuse
...And the Battle of Enfield Street...NEVER mentioned.

Posted by: dave© (3468) Report abuse
......in song

Posted by: priscus (6799) 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© (3468) 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 (2015) 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 (6799) 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 (6799) 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 (31868)   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 (28691)  Report abuse
Thanks, Jo anne.

Posted by: grimshaw (1287)  Report abuse
Jo anne..

Posted by: Wigan Rover (634) 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 (28691)  Report abuse
WR: Great stuff.

Posted by: grimshaw (1287)  Report abuse
Terrific W R.

Posted by: Wigan Rover (634) Report abuse
The Daily Express do a weekly Film Review on Friday's and have given Peterloo their top rating of "five stars" , deeming it excellent The superb write up by Andy Lea appears on Page 30 ( Nov 2nd )

Posted by: MarieM (5157) Report abuse
Jarvo Where you joking when you mentioned the battle of Enfield St

Posted by: grimshaw (1287)  Report abuse
It says Peterloo on general release from today the 2nd.

Not one cinema in the North Lincs region is Showing it .
Even the cinemas in the city of Hull are not showing .

For the life of me i cant see why its not being shown.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2894) Report abuse
I have seen the previews for it today and it looks to be a very good film

grimshaw
It night only be being shown from next week

Posted by: berylh (1682) Report abuse
I seem to recall that some years ago The Oldham Tinkers recorded a song called 'On Fields of Peterloo' in commemoration of the event

Posted by: priscus (6799) Report abuse
It is (was) SAINT PETER'S FIELD.

The name 'Peterloo' refers exclusively to the massacre, being coined to echo Waterloo which has occurred just four years earlier.

Bit like what happened with Watergate spawning the naming of other events to be ______gate.

Posted by: priscus (6799) Report abuse
The site is now occupied by Manchester Central Library: Saint Peter's Square and adjacent Peter Street.

The Fiends Meeting House, mentioned in the contemporaneous account, where the wounded were tended is still there. (Mount Street) Though the 1795 building was replaced by the present structure in 1828.

Don't know when the original St. Peter's Church building disappeared, but it sort of still exists, now a little further South on Oxford Road, serving the Universities.



Posted by: MarieM (5157) Report abuse
jarvo Were you joking when you mentioned the Battle of Enfield St.

Posted by: Wigan Rover (634) Report abuse
Peterloo is " Movie of the Week " in Todays Daily Express Saturday TV Magazine .... the plaudits continue

Posted by: jarvo (28691)  Report abuse
Marie: No. It happened. Innocent miners were brutally attacked by Wigan coppers. A battle ensued, but the coppers beat them to an inch of their lives.

There is a photo on WW of one of the bully coppers somewhere.

It happened during strike action.

Posted by: chatty (6219)  Report abuse
"That is probably because it was 'Fake News'

"have seen the previews for it today and it looks to be a very good film"

So it all depends on which way the winds blowing I suppose?

Posted by: jarvo (28691)  Report abuse

Posted by: bentlegs (4257) Report abuse
Saw it today, A good film but a bit long winded

Posted by: priscus (6799) Report abuse
I'll wait until it comes ont telly then.

 
 
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