The Bristol Riots 1831 and the ‘Picketing of the Bristol Packet’ at Newport

This article was recently published in the excellent Chartism online magazine and is the result of a collaboration between BRHG and David Osmond, Ray Stroud, Peter Strong, Les James, historians from Newport and Cardiff. Our thanks to Les James for authoring the piece and allowing us to reproduce it. ​ Members from the Bristol Radical History Group (BRHG) brought their bookstall to the 2016 Newport Chartist Convention held at the John Frost School. Di Parkin, Roger Ball, Maureen Ball, Steve Mills […]

Save Our Chartist Mural

"Following the recent decision by Welsh Preservation group, Cadw, not to list Newport's much-loved Chartist Mural for preservation, the local council have now announced that they plan to knock it down to make way for a £100m shopping centre planned by commercial developers, Queensberry Real Estate. The 'Save Our Chartist Mural' campaign would therefore like to invite you to become one of our supporters (1,600+ facebook followers and 3,400+ petitioners) by joining our demonstration and helping us […]

South Wales Chartist Convention

The *South Wales Chartist Convention *(hosted by the new University of South Wales ) is being held on Saturday 2nd November 10.15 - 16.15 at the university's City Campus, Newport. This event is free of charge for all, but advanced booking is required to les.james22@gmail.com. Also if required, please order ticket(s) immediately for the optional buffet lunch available at £6 per person. Of course, you can make your own arrangements for lunch. The Coffee shop will be open all day until 3pm. City […]

The Newport Chartist Convention 2011

Saturday 5 November - 11.00am startSt. Mary’s Institute, Stow Hill, NP20 1JJ A Newport surgeon (Roger Morgan, re-enactor) will report on the injuries sustained in Newport on the morning of November 4th, 1839 and demonstrate how the wounded were treated. And there will be ‘time travelling’ lecturers with ‘magic lantern slides’: Karin Molson, on behalf of Shire Hall ‘Campaign’ Project, will show DVDs made with young people involved in ’active citizenshi’ that has been inspired by the Chartist […]

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