Renaming the Colston Hall: An opportunity to rediscover the hidden history of Bristol

The following statement by BRHG historians was published in the Bristol Post last week in response to Councillor Richard Eddy's article the week before entitled: Prominent Tory: Renaming Bristol's Colston Hall 'panders to tiny minority'. Almost a century ago in 1920 the Reverend H. J. Wilkins of Westbury-on Trym penned a biography of Edward Colston which began to expose the troubling history surrounding Bristol’s so-called ‘moral saint’ and ‘great philanthropist’. Wilkins was astounded at the […]

The Great Anti-Slavery Convention

Slaves being flogged in Brasil
This artilce is taken from: Pictorial Times, "A Weekly Journal of News, Litrature, Fine Art and the Drama", Vol. 1 March 18 - August 19 1843, p211-213, Saturday June 17 1843. "Engravings by Henry Vizetelly and Others". This article was found in Bristol Central Reference Library. If you wich to use any of the pictures please contact them: refandinfo@bristol.gov.uk. THE GREAT ANTI-SLAVERY CONVENTION. This great Convention, composed of delegates from almost every land, assembled on Tuesday last at […]

Legacies of British Slave-Ownership

A one-day workshop at the Council House, Bristol Saturday 27th November 2010 10:30am–5:00pm This workshop examines the dispersal of compensation money paid to slave-owners following the abolition of slavery in 1833 and explores the ways in which the money was used by beneficiaries in the South West and South Wales as it shaped economic, social, cultural and political life over the next fifty years. Speakers include: Catherine Hall, Keith McClelland and Nick Draper (UCL) - Legacies of British […]

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