THE name of William Bradshaw from Lily-Hill, Whitefield, is engraved on a memorial honouring those killed in the Peterloo Massacre.

The memorial has been positioned at the junction of Lower Mosley Street and Windmill Street, standing just metres from the heart of the former St Peter's Field, where the massacre took place 200 years ago on August 16.

William was one of a peaceful crowd of 60,000 who had gathered on St Peter's Field calling for parliamentary representation.

And he become one of 18 killed when government forces charged into the crowd on horseback with swords drawn.

William was shot by a musket, he was just 17. His name was read out during the 200th anniversary commemorations.

The memorial designed by acclaimed artist Jeremy Deller and Caruso St John Architects, will commemorated those killed in the fight for democracy.

The monument is conceived as a landscaped ‘hill’ made of concentric steps. It is designed to be a gathering place and platform for oratory and references the march of people from surrounding towns and villages to demand recognition of their rights.

These place names ­— along with the names of the 18 men, women and children who died ­— are engraved on the vertical faces of the steps around the memorial in positions that accurately depict their compass location.

An exhibition to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the massacre is now on display at Bolton Museum, which features the story of Isaac Entwistle from Affetside who walked 12 miles to the mass meeting and witness what was happening.

It also explores the issues surrounding the march.

Cllr Luthfur Rahman of Manchester City Council, said: “The Peterloo Memorial will be a fitting and lasting commemoration of the dramatic events of 1819, when people striving peacefully for democracy were killed and seriously injured, and their wider resonance in the struggle for better conditions.”