This former draughtsman and current publican of some 25 years standing, is keen on trying to right old wrongs. Interested in all aspects of Bristol’s past but especially the city’s maritime and literary history, he also co-authored a book with Ken Griffiths entitled Pirates and Privateers out of Bristol.

With the omni-presence of memorials to Colston, Cabot and Brunel in Bristol, Mark would like to see more balance in the city with memorials to the likes of Elizabeth Blackwell, Mary Carpenter and St Wulfstan. He would like to see a long overdue Slave Trade memorial and Abolition Shed interpretation centre as a matter of urgency.

He’s noted for his irreverent and chippy walks and talks, sometimes in conjunction with ‘Radical Rog’.

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