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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2017 9:14 p.m. PST

…than Waterloo

"In the years leading up to Peterloo, Stockport became a major centre of radicalism. The main area of of popular protest was Sandy Brow, a large open space in the centre of Stockport of which there is now no trace on the map. The best known leader was Rev. Joseph Harrison a dissenting minister whose Sunday School was at one point reportedly attended by some 2000 pupils.

On September 1st 1818 a meeting at Sandy Brow led to the arrest of three of the speakers, John Bagguley, Samuel Drummond and John Johnston. It was pointed out at their trial in 1819 that one of them had eulogised Tom Paine and Napoleon Bonaparte and had reprobated those who abused Napoleon…"
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Old Peculiar12 Nov 2017 2:27 p.m. PST

My home town! A centre of socialist revolt! Well it used to be.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2017 2:36 p.m. PST

(smile)

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The Dozing Dragon12 Nov 2017 6:25 p.m. PST

Never knew that. Stockport has quite a history.

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