The Peterloo Memorial was formally unveiled in Manchester at an event today marking the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre.
On site with stonemasons, Mather & Ellis Ltd, with just a week to go, I saw eleven types of British stone, granite and slate, in which were names of people and places. lts very dignified, settling into the contemporary landscape really well.
Whatever the acknowledgement (or not) of issues re access, there’s not a single person I’ve spoken with not blown away by the quality of the materials and craftsmanship.
Given the flowers being laid, people are acknowledging the enduring significance of that day.