Life and death in two Bristol Victorian workhouses

Date: , 2017
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Price: Visitors £3
With: Rosemary L Caldicott, Roger Ball
Series: Miscellaneous 2017
Note: This event was not organised by BRHG.
Clevedon Civic Society, St Andrew’s Church Centre, Old Church Road, Clevedon, BS21 7UE Rosemary Caldicott, author of The Life and Death of Hannah Wiltshire: A Case Study of Bedminster Union Workhouse tells the true story of how in 1850s the local community pulled together to uncover murder in the Flax Bourton workhouse. Roger Ball, co-author of 100 Fishponds Rd: Life and death in a Victorian workhouse explains how a team of local researchers revealed that more than 4,000 men, women and children, […]

Sylvia Pankhurst, ‘The Dreadnought’ and the ‘Great War’

Date: , 2017
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Venue: The Hydra Bookshop, BS2 0EZ
Price: Free/donation
With: John Newsinger
Series: Remembering the Real WWI
During the First World War Sylvia Pankhurst’s newspaper, The Dreadnought was the most consistently anti-war publication. It not only opposed the global conflict but condemned the crushing of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, supported the 1917 Russian Revolution and campaigned for a revolution in Britain. Professor Newsinger is the author of numerous books including The Blood Never Dried: A People’s History of the British Empire (2006), Fighting Back: The American Working Class in the 1930s […]

The Somme 1916: From Both Sides of the Wire

Episode 3: End Game

Date: , 2017
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Venue: The Cube, BS2 8JD
Price: £4/£3
Series: Remembering the Real WWI
This BBC series uses original research in German military archives to interrogate long-standing assumptions and prevailing myths about the what happened in the most iconic battle of the First World War. The final programme, End Game questions the broadly accepted idea that the Somme campaign was the ‘decisive victory’, British Commander in Chief William Haig claimed it to be. To do this, it examines the revealingly different military cultures of the British and Germany armies, not just in terms […]

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