Peterloo memorial ceremony

The actress Maxine Peake will read the names of those who died in the Peterloo massacre at today's annual commemoration ceremony.

Actress helps commemorate Peterloo

Actress Maxine Peake Is backing a campaign to have Manchester's Piccadilly Station renamed Peterloo in tribute to those who died in the Peterloo massacre.

She was speaking at the the annual commemoration of the deaths in the city centre.

She read out he names of the 15 people who were killed at the pro-democracy rally in 1819.

Actress campaigns for station name change

Actress Maxine Peake Is backing a campaign to have Manchester's Piccadilly Station renamed Peterloo in tribute to those who died in the Peterloo massacre.

She was speaking at the the annual commemoration of the deaths in the city centre.

She read out he names of the 15 people who were killed at the pro-democracy rally in 1819.

Maxine Peake
Maxine Peake at today's Peterloo commemoration in Manchester Credit: Daniel Hewitt
Crowd
Scores of people attended the event outside the former Free Trade Hall Credit: Daniel Hewitt
Plaque
The memorial near the site of the massacre in 1819 Credit: Daniel Hewitt

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Maxine leads tribute to massacre victims

Actress Maxine Peake Credit: PA Images

The actress Maxine Peake will read the names of those who died in the Peterloo massacre at today's annual commemoration ceremony. Eighteen people were killed and 700 were injured in the pro-democracy rally in Manchester in 1819.

The ceremony will be held at 1pm under the red Peterloo plaque at the front of the Free Trade Hall, now the Radission Edwardian Hotel, Peter Street.

It will begin at 1pm and end with the laying of a wreath.