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To the other is the slogan Hunt and Liberty and Bad Luck to the Manchester Butchers.

Henry 'Orator' Hunt was one of the leading radicals of the day and the main speaker at a mass meeting of over 50,000 reformers calling for parliamentary reform held at St. Peter's Field, Manchester on August 16, 1819.

The Manchester Butchers refer to the Manchester and Salford Yeomanry who, upon the orders of the local magistrates who hoped to disband the demonstration, cut their way through the largely unarmed crowd with sabres. Eleven people were killed and 400 others injured (including more than 100 women) in an event that quickly became known as the Peterloo Massacre.

Peterloo Massacre commemoratives are scarce and - although it has chips to both the base and the spout - the jug will carry an estimate of £100-200 when it comes up for sale in Patrick Cheyne's sale at St. Peter's Assembly Rooms on October 30. For more information contact 0161 941 4879.