Peterloo Massacre tea towel
£12.00

Peterloo Massacre tea towel

This tea towel commemorates the Peterloo massacre. In 1819 a crowd of 70,000 gathered peacefully in St Peter's Field Manchester to demand political reform. At the request of magistrates they were charged by cavalry; 15 lost their lives and up to 700 were injured. The infamous massacre became known as Peterloo (recalling the Battle of Waterloo) and eventually led to fairer suffrage. This design is based on a cartoon by Cruickshank. The text reads: "Down with 'em! Chop em down my brave boys... Remember the more you kill the less poor rates you'll have to pay."

Specifications: Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48cm x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.