Peterloo Massacre Memorial

Peterloo Massacre Memorial

16th August 2019. Jeremy Deller and Caruso St John Architects have collaborated on the design for the memorial to the Peterloo Massacre in central Manchester. Construction completed in time for the 200th anniversary of the massacre, which occurred on 16th August 1819. Events to mark the anniversary will be taking place on the square next to the memorial on Friday 16th August, as well as over the weekend. The memorial itself has been opened without ceremony, in acknowledgement of Manchester City Council’s continuing discussion with local access groups about improving access.

Photo by Thom Hetherington