The Great Northern Railway was completed in 1894 and is the earliest of four large railway viaducts that pass through Castlefield in the South of Manchester. They will remain here for many years to come, forming a key part of the UK’s first ever Urban Heritage Park, remnant’s of Manchester industrial past. The underbelly of Victorian architecture. This photo originally appeared on the @WeAreMCR Instagram account and was taken by @jen_brook_.
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