Cry Freedom, Cry Seven Stars!

During the Abolition bicentenary of 2007, Bristol Radical History Group commissioned a commemorative plaque to celebrate the anti-slavery campaigner Thomas Clarkson and the Bristol sailors who provided him with evidence of the horrors of the slave trade. Join us at the site of these momentous events, the Seven Stars Pub, for the unveiling of the plaque at lunchtime. Download a Plaque unveiling invitation (650KB jpeg file) Watch highlights of the unveiling: If you see this text the video has […]

Beddoes Plaque

Mike Jay, author of The Atmosphere of Heaven has had a plaque made to mark the grave of Thomas Beddoes in the Strangers' Burial Ground in Hotwells, Bristol. While writing the book, which tells the story of Dr Beddoes and his work at the Pneumatic Institution in Bristol, Mike managed to identify the grave and clear it of undergrowth. However, the engraving on the grave is now barley visible due to weathering and during the history walk in September it was suggested that a plaque should be made so […]

Remember the Spanish Brigaders

The memorial to the four Bristol volunteers who joined the International Brigades to fight fascism in the Spanish Civil War in Castle Park is to be surrounded by a vivid mosiac border in Republican colours and will be unveiled at 12 noon on 14th April - the anniversary of the day the Republic was declared in 1931. BRISTOL BRIGADERS William G. Boyce Jan. 20th 1938 Teruel William J. Burton Feb. 1937 Jarama Leslie Huson May 1938 Pneumonia, died in hospital. Terence Edward Stephens July 1938 Died in […]

The Plaque Unveiled

The Thomas Clarkson Plaque was unveiled on the Seven Stars pub yesterday in front of a crowed of about 70 people. After a few short speeches Richard Hart cut the string and the curtains fell away to reveal the plaque in all its glory. If you see this text the video has failed to play. Please let us know by emailing brh@brh.org.uk. There is a small story about the plaque on the BBC website and one on thisisbristol. Richard Hart unveiling the plaque. The Thomas Clarkson plaque on the Seven Stars […]

Big Prize Draw

The Plaque prize draw is happening this Saturday night as part of another legendary Who's Afear'd. Tickets are £1 each and available from the Seven Stars pub in Redcliffe, the Beaufort Arms in Hawkesbury Upton. You will be able to get tickets on the night as well. If a grand prize draw and Who's Afear'd aren't e'nough Martin O'wen will be also be performing. Proceedings at the Seven Stars kick of at 8:30pm, suggested donation £2. The plaque unveiling is at lunch time on Friday 1st May and will […]

Plaque Prize Draw

To raise the last few pounds needed to pay for the Seven Stars plaque we have organised a prize draw. Tickets are £1 each and available from the Seven Stars pub in Redcliffe, the Beaufort Arms in Hawkesbury Upton and from members of BRHG. If you would like to get hold of some tickets email brg@brh.org.uk. The prize list keeps growing with each generous donation. At pressent the list is as follows: A reconditioned mountain bike from Tadman's Cycles. A bottle of very good champagne A case of […]

The Seven Stars Plaque Update

The new plaque for the Seven Stars is progressing well and is due to go to the foundry next Tuesday. Below is a photo of the plaque in Mike Baker's workshop. A day of festivities has been planned at the Seven Stars for Friday 1st May 2009 with the plaque being unveiled at 12:30pm and a 'wet the plaques head' party in the evening. However, the plaque has not quite been paid for yet and funraising continues. If you would like to make a donation please email brh@brh.org.uk. ***Please note that the […]

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