Today I attended the annual commemoration of the 1820 Radical War and the events in Greenock on 8th April 1820 which saw 8 people killed, including an 8 year old boy. They were protesting against the arrest of workers who had been striking to achieve political reform.
The beautiful “Hands of the Fallen” sculpture by Angela Hunter at the bottom of Bank St is a permanent memorial to the people who lost their lives.
Next year will mark 200 years since these events. I hope it’s an opportunity for more people in Inverclyde to learn about this important part of our history.