Ellen Wilkinson was born in Ardwick, Manchester and was the Labour Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough and later for Jarrow, on Tyneside. She was one of the first women in Britain to be elected as a Member of Parliament.
A plaque commemorating the infamous Peterloo Massacre, which took place at St Peter’s Field in Manchester on 16 August 1819. The event occurred when regular soldiers and local yeomanry tried to break up a crowd who had gathered to protest against the economic conditions and in favour of suffrage.They had been brought in because it was feared the local special constables would not be able to control the large crowds. www.gmp.police.uk