Slight change to the itinerary this year due to a change the programme in Manchester. On previous years we have aimed to arrive by 12.30 to allow time for the various events taking place. THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT - we will gather at 1.00pm and, after a short commemoration, proceed, in procession, to The Friends Meeting House to start work on the Peterloo Tapestry. The tapestry is 4x30 ft canvas prepared at Quarry Bank Mill upon which individuals or groups can pin relevant contributions - please go to the relevant Facebook Page for full details. http://www.peterloomassacre.org/
It would be very nice if someone/someones were to create a Bolton specific piece to attach. Any volunteers? It's probably time for us to have a Peterloo specific banner too. "Bolton Remembers Peterloo." Not much time, but any thoughts?
8.30 am Leave from Bolton Socialist Club Wood Street. Head towards Kearsley via Bradshawgate and Manchester Road (B6536), Bolton Road at Moses Gate, along Market Street and through the underpass to pick up the A666 Bolton road.
9.45 am ( 3.6 miles) Moss Rose pub at Kearsley. Head along A666 to Swinton to junction with A6044 (3 miles)
10.50 am (7.1 miles) Henry Boddinton pub at Swinton. Continue along A666 to merge with A6 at Broad St.
11.50 (9.7 miles) Salford Crescent Station. Continue along A6 through Salford, possible pausing at the Working Class History Library and the Peoples History Museum,
12.30 - 1.00pm (11.4 miles) Arrive GMex, Manchester.
Join at any of the stopping points indicated in bold.