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  • tex
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    Re: Manchester Free Trade Hall

    Originally posted by tex View Post
    Apparently built on the site of the peterloo masacre, 200th aniversary next year....WIKIPEDIA HAS THIS TO SAY...

    The Peterloo Massacre occurred at St Peter's Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000–80,000 who had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation.

    The end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 had resulted in periods of famine and chronic unemployment, exacerbated by the introduction of the first of the Corn Laws. By the beginning of 1819, the pressure generated by poor economic conditions, coupled with the relative lack of suffrage in Northern England, had enhanced the appeal of political radicalism. In response, the Manchester Patriotic Union, a group agitating for parliamentary reform, organised a demonstration to be addressed by the well-known radical orator Henry H
    Now the subject of a new movie nationwide

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  • zabadak
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    I have read Alan Clayson's book I Swear I Was There, based on the event, and it is a good read for punk fans (and music fans in general)
    Oops, it was David Nolan who wrote that book...

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  • tex
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    Re: Manchester Free Trade Hall

    Apparently built on the site of the peterloo masacre, 200th aniversary next year....WIKIPEDIA HAS THIS TO SAY...

    The Peterloo Massacre occurred at St Peter's Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,00080,000 who had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation.

    The end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 had resulted in periods of famine and chronic unemployment, exacerbated by the introduction of the first of the Corn Laws. By the beginning of 1819, the pressure generated by poor economic conditions, coupled with the relative lack of suffrage in Northern England, had enhanced the appeal of political radicalism. In response, the Manchester Patriotic Union, a group agitating for parliamentary reform, organised a demonstration to be addressed by the well-known radical orator Henry H

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  • tex
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    Went past FTH today....its now a Raddison hotel, all news to me!

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  • Twocky61
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    I think it is Tex

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  • tex
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIdl9mN6yJM

    Fans at Manchester Free Trade Hall:



    is that neil from the young ones.

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  • Twocky61
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIdl9mN6yJM

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  • zabadak
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    I have read Alan Clayson's book I Swear I Was There, based on the event, and it is a good read for punk fans (and music fans in general)

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  • tex
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    NO....but i was a regular at the MFTH in the 70s ,i am more of a metal fan than punk and used to watch all those great 70s rock bands at mfth and the apollo theatre, that was when concerts were an affordable leisure activity believe it or not i still have stubs for 3 concerts by ac/dc,quo,priest,and many more,now of course your looking at 60 or more.

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  • Twocky61
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    Manchester Free Trade Hall

    In the late seventies there was a mega punk concert in the MFTH

    Does anyone remember this or even went there?
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