Manchester City Council Commissioned memorial to The Peterloo Massacre which took place at St Peter’s Field, Manchester in 1819 where some 18 people were killed and hundreds injured in a 60,000 strong crowd who had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation.
Designed by Jeremy Deller and manufactured and installed by Leading Manchester stone company Mather & Ellis the memorial has eleven concentric circles of local stone rising up out of the pavement engraved with the names of the dead and the places from which the victims came as well as a circular design within the pavement.
Made entirely of British stones including Peakmoor with engraving and Cove Red. Timing was critical for Mather & Ellis to have the memorial open in time for the 200th Anniversary. Blocks of Cove and Peakmoor were shipped to Manchester and along with 10 other UK stones the memorial was finished ahead of deadline.
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