Bread Or Batons?

1932 The Old Market Riot Walking Tour

Western Daily Press February 10th 1932. “Police in conflict - A srticking picture of the scene in Old Market Street, Bristol yesterday when the conflict between police and unemployed was at its height. Banners similar to that on the right were broken up and used as missiles”
On Tuesday 23rd February an estimated 3,000 to 15,000 protesters from the National Unemployed Workers' Movement (NUWM) march to protest about a cut in unemployment benefits. The police had banned the march but the NUWM were not deterred. The peaceful procession followed a winding route but ended up on Old Market Street where they were faced by a double row of police with batons drawn and backed up by mounted officers at the junction with Castle Street. The marchers were unaware that the Chief […]

Epiphany

Mystics and Anarchists of the English Revolution

Epiphany is about the rise and fall of the mystics and anarchists of the English Revolution. The Fifth Monarchists stood up to the restoration of the Monarchy in 1661 and were hung drawn and quartered for their efforts. The Muggletonians lasted for 300 years, keeping a low profile they had their own religious beliefs that successfully continued until well after the restoration of the Monarchy. Celebrating these little known political and religious sects of the English Civil War, a collective of […]

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