Tolpuddle Talks

Next weekend (16th-18th July) Bristol Radical History Group will be at Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival and will present a series of short punchy talks about booze. How much of a metaphour the word 'punchy' turns out to be rathe rdepends on how much we have had to drink. This list of talks is thus: Short history of brewing in Britain Pre-enclosure home brew demo Beer shops, Captain Swing and the Hanging at Kenn Cider Riots Sugar, Tobacco, Capitalism and Conservative Clubs ‘From the Pledge to Straight […]

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 […]

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