Holmfirth. HD9 3AS
An illustrated talk by Rob Hargreaves and Alan Hampson for Holme Valley Civic Society.
Come and hear the remarkable story of Elijah Dixon who played a key role in the Blanketeers’ March of 1817. Arrested, chained in double irons and imprisoned without trial, the episode set the stage for the Peterloo massacre.
Everybody in Victorian Manchester knew of Elijah Dixon. He became an ambassador for Chartism, an early apostle for votes for women and one of the great figures of nineteenth century radicalism.
And he was born in Holmfirth….