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, 2017 Life and Death in two Victorian Workhouses Downed Local History Society. Downend Folk House, Lincombe Barn, Overndale Road, Downend, Bristol, BS16 2RW Bedminster: the true story of how the local community pulled together to uncover murder in […] Di Parkin,
Rosemary L Caldicott
, 2017 The Captain Swing Riots United Reform Church Hall, Boulevard, Waterloo St, Weston-super-Mare BS23 1LF The ‘Swing riots’ were a massive wave of protests, machine breaking, arson and extortion carried out by impoverished farm […] Roger Ball
, 2017
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The 1831 Bristol rising   After the defeat of the first reform bill in early October 1831 violent protests exploded in many British cities. The rising in Bristol was the most spectacular and suffered the harshest […]
, 2017
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Kurdish/Syria Solidarity night Tonight is an evening to find out more about the situation in Northern Syria and the region that the Kurdish groups and those that support them call Rojava. We are going to show two films and have […]
, 2017
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A ‘night of infamy’: Black Friday, 1892 Bristol was rocked by two major strike waves in the late 19th Century, the first (1889-90) marked the emergence of ‘new unionism’ representing male and (significantly) female unskilled and […] Roger Ball
, 2017 Film showing: The White Ribbon   This film showing kicks off a series of events this year from the Remembering the Real World War One group looking at WW1 from a German historical perspective. Film Summary: In the run-up to […]
, 2017 Life and death in two Bristol Victorian workhouses 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 […] Rosemary L Caldicott,
Roger Ball
, 2017 Book Launch: The Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain Eds. G Dawson, Jo Dover and Stephen Hopkins. MUP Nov 2016. This ground-breaking book provides the first comprehensive investigation of the history and memory of the Northern Ireland Troubles in […] Di Parkin,
Geoffrey Bell
, 2017
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Barton Hill Cotton Workers As part of the Journey to Justice events this walk is about the struggles of Bristol’s men and women workers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It starts on Valentine Bridge (behind Temple […] Mike Richardson
, 2017 Battling for Bristol "Battling for Bristol" is an evening of films, put on by the Bristol Radical History Group as part of the Journey to Justice month. The series of short films cover Bristol struggles for equal rights. […] Colin Thomas
, 2017
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History Walk: Edward Colston Meet at 11.30am Redcliffe Caves, Phoenix Wharf, Redcliffe Way, Bristol BS1 6SR Walk ends at Bristol Cathedral at 1.30pm (approx.) After popular demand the Countering-Colston group are re-running their […] Christine Townsend,
Mark Steeds,
Roger Ball
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‘This Evil Thing’ Come to see this widely acclaimed one-man play about World War 1 conscientious objectors When: FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER, 19.00-21.00 (Doors Open 18.30) Where: BRISTOL CATHEDRAL, COLLEGE GREEN, BS1 5TJ […]

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