The life and times of John Dracup, Salford radical

. This post is dedicated to John Dracup (1787-1858), a radical shopkeeper who emerged from obscurity some 200 years ago, during the political turmoil associated with the Peterloo Massacre. In later life he became a local politician, helping to run and regulate the rapidly expanding town of Salford. Ultimately he became a member of the … Continue reading The life and times of John Dracup, Salford radical