For the whole week there was a display of historic radical journals from Bristol such as Coleridge’s Journal The Watchman and the original Bristolian.

There was also be a special viewing, conducted by Jane Bradley the Local Studies Librarian, of the Bristol Room which contains among other things Judge Jeffreys’ (the ‘Hanging Judge’) chair – 2pm on Monday 30th October. The Bristol Room is designed as a memorial to the old library in King Street. It contains the original bookcases and fireplace surround from that building. The library was founded in 1613 as a free library for the citizens of Bristol and also shared premises for some time with the Bristol Library Society, of which the poets Southey and Coleridge were members.

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