The Land of Oak & Iron

'Molly Bowes' illustrated talk

fri16aug6:30 PMfri9:00 PM'Molly Bowes' illustrated talk200th Anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre of 1819Featured

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In the aftermath of the Peterloo Massacre on 16th August 1819, Winlaton iron workers led an enormous demonstration on Newcastle Town Moor.

The Derwent Valley was in turmoil and political radicalism was on the rise. In this illustrated talk, local novelist Val Scully will outline the historical events, influences and characters of the period and describe the process of weaving them into her novel, Molly Bowes.

Tickets £12.50 including a glass of Prosecco and savoury nibble.

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(Friday) 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre and café shrub


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