An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.
Monday 20th May 2:30 p.m. Matinee
Tuesday 28th May 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 30th May 7:30 p.m.
"On a local basis we have focused on our customers and tried very hard to meet their needs. Significant effort has been put into raising enough money to ensure we have a regularly updated stock of books that is the envy of many Council-run libraries. We have also managed to finance major improvements to the interior and exterior of the building to make the library an attractive place to visit. Adding a computer suite extension to the building was a big step forward and making the library building available for all types of community activity has been a great benefit to many people and given us a real claim to being a community hub rather than just a library. Two excellent examples are our regular Film Shows and our hugely successful Knit and Natter Group.
"Life moves on and together with my wife Chris travel to other countries is a major objective before age becomes a problem. I also have my sights on work to support my local community in Taplow so standing down is not retirement it is just a change in focus.
"My sincere thanks to everybody who has worked for or supported the library and I have every confidence that the library, with the leadership of Graham Yellowley, will continue to succeed for many years into the future."
"The creation of the Bucks Unitary Authority in 2020 brings changes to the whole of Buckinghamshire and the contractual relationship that exists between Bucks County Council and Little Chalfont Community Library will need to be transitioned to Bucks Unitary Authority. I will be liaising with Bucks County Council on the transition and managing the changes to the Library’s contract.
"I believe the Little Chalfont Community Library has a bright future and I look forward to seeing you there."
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