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Jug commemorating Henry Hunt, c. 1819. Photographed on a grey background.
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Jug commemorating Henry Hunt, c. 1819.

This jug dates from around 1819. It commemorates Henry Hunt (1773-1835), who was a radical advocate of parliamentary reform and the repeal of the Corn Laws. Henry Hunt was the most eminent speaker to address a mass meeting which gathered at St. Peter's Fields, Manchester on 16 August 1819. This tragic events of this day quickly became known as the Peterloo Massacre.

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Category:
Local History
Object Number:
Y1989.164
type:
commemorative jug
status:
Permanent collection

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