In 2015, the Eastville Workhouse Memorial Group unveiled a memorial for the 4,084 paupers buried in a mass grave at Rosemary Green. We follow them and the Bristol Radical History Group’s efforts to correct this historical wrong, and to bring light upon the ever-continuing assault on working people’s conditions.


  1. I worked in 100 Fishponds road as an Plumbers Apprentice to Mr Arthur ( art)
    Pollard in 1956 / 57 the workshops were in the small stable type buildings close to the burial grounds it also had Carpenters and Electrician in the shared building.there was also an Engineer located by the big laundry ,Water Tank also a very tall chimney .
    It was then used for elderly homeless and by gatehouse to the right hand side was housed mother and baby’s ( similar to the Downend M& B houses where I also worked for Bristol Corporation City Estates Dept.
    The conditions even in the 1950s were very poor and the smell of the elderly not very pleasent.
    I hope this gives a little more knowledge to those interested .

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