Peterloo commemorative pottery.
,On Monday August 16th 1819 approximately 15 people attending a mass meeting in Manchester were to lose their lives violently. Transfer printed pottery was produced to commemorate the tragedy. Transfer prints for other tragic events, for example the Death of Nelson, show a portrait of the deceased and Britannia weeping at a tomb, and those for the Swaithe Main Colliery disaster, a roll call of the dead. The Peterloo transfers do not identify the individuals who suffered. The images of violence and the personal tragedy of the 15 are used to politically to symbolise the attack against the liberty of the people.