History Weekends 2019: Michael Wood

Michael Wood will be speaking about the only surviving photo of people from Peterloo at our 2019 History Weekends in Chester and Winchester

BBC History Magazine will host two History Weekends in 2019.

Talk: The Peterloo Photograph


Chester: Saturday 26 October, 14.00–15.00

Winchester: Sunday 3 November, 14.00–15.00


Talk synopsis: Clearing out his parents’ house two years ago, Michael Wood found a photograph from 1884 showing a group of 11 Peterloo veterans from Failsworth, his father’s town. It’s the only surviving photo of people from Peterloo. So, who were they? What were their stories? This fascinating tale links family history, local history, and the national story.

Michael Wood.

Speaker bio: Michael Wood is the author of many books and 120 documentary films including The Story of England, “the most innovative history series ever shown on TV” (The Independent). His next film will be China’s Greatest Poet: the story of Du Fu.