BRHG In Bridport

On Saturday 26th September BRHG will be staging some events in Bridport. 12.00pm-2.00pm The Town Hall: Steve Mills and Kev Davis talk about social crime and punishment, and smuggling in Poole. 2.00pm Bucky Doo Square: The recreation of a satirical pirate trial as related in Villains of all Nations and Johnson's History of Piracy, plus some gallows speeches by pirates etc. Other oddities include a ‘noose tying' workshop, John Gregory's hanging poems and pirate stuff for kids. In the evening Who's […]

BRHG At The Bristol Anarchist Bookfair

Saturday 12th September, at The Island (Artspace Lifespace at the Bridewell), Bristol Members of BRHG will be doing three talks/discussions: From Peterloo to Captain Swing: Victims or Insurgents? - Roger Room 1 Ground Floor: 11.00am-12.00pm: A BRHG talk on the hidden history of struggle in the 19th century. It focuses on how and why major struggles have been ignored or distorted by the left as well as the right. A Brief History of Corporations - Dan Bennett The Films and Media Workshops room […]

Winstanly

BRHG member Steve Mills introduces: INDYMEDIA PRESENTS: WINSTANLEY (THE DIGGERS AND ST GEORGE'S HILL) Indymedia presents: Winstanley (the Diggers and St George's Hill) The Cube Microplex, Dove St. South, Bristol, Monday 7 September 7.30pm £4 or £3 (but nobody refused for lack of funds) Winstanley - Andrew Mollo & Kevin Brownlow, UK / 1975 / 95 mins / cert 15 On 1 April 1649, Winstanley and the Diggers set out to form a commune and work the land of St George's Hill, in an action designed to […]

Eddie Hapgood

A few years ago the Easton Cowboys helped sponsor a plaque to commemorate the Arsenal and England footballer, Eddie Hapgood who was born in Barton Hill. The plaque which was designed by Mike Baker of Living Easton (and which carries the Cowboys name as a major sponsor) has been moved due to building work and will be unveiled again on *Friday 21st August 2009 at the rear of the Sovereign Housing block on Barrow Road, Barton Hill at 4.00pm*. It would be great if a few Cowboys (especially you […]

Tolpuddle

12.15 pm: RADICAL POETRY: Introducing the work of John Gregory - radical poet, cobbler and friend of Tillet and Bevin (all of us) 13.30-14.15: CAPTAIN SWING: A discussion on the rural rebellion that swept across the south of England 3 years before the events in Tolpuddle (Roger) UNLEASH YOUR INNER LUDDITE! Join us and take a swing at some mechanised bling (a Pinata frenzy, Zoey, Kev, Roger, Rich etc.) 15.00: SWING IN DORSET: A discussion on the impact of the Swing riots in and around Tolpuddle […]

Thomas Paine Walk In Bath

The author and publisher Andrew Swift will lead a history walk around Bath starting at 7pm. The walk will visit some of the sites that were associated with the distribution of "The Rights of Man" - selling it, giving it away, where people were arrested and the thuggery that was stirred up by the gentry who wanted to suppress the publication. Andrew's knowledge is extensive and the walks I've been on before with him have been excellent - did you know that in his early life Paine joined Captain […]

Tolpuddle and Swing: The Flea and the Elephant

‘One and all, one and all, we’ll stand by one another’ Chant of a Sussex Swing mob (1830) ‘We will destroy the constables and threshing machines this year, next year we will have a turn with the parsons, and the third we will make war upon the statesmen’ Kent Swing activist (1830) Introduction In February this year a couple of members of Bristol Radical History Group travelled to Salisbury Guild Hall to witness the unveiling of a Trade Union plaque to commemorate the people who had passed […]

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