Planning meeting regarding Eastville Workhouse and remembering the paupers buried in Rosemary Green.
Thursday 9th October 7.00pm-9.00pm.
St Anne’s Church, St Leonards Road, Greenbank, Bristol, BS5 6JN
It has been over a month since we first met to discuss the 3,500 or so unmarked ‘paupers’ graves in Rosemary Green. Since then a number of people who were not at this original meeting have contacted Bristol Radical History Group (BRHG) to register an interest, including some who have relatives buried at the site.
This remembrance project has the possibility of growing so we need to meet to plan the way forward.
We will be discussing the different ideas on how to commemorate the paupers buried there; these are some of the ideas from the last meeting:
Geo-physics exploration of the site
Book of rememberance
Statue or monument
A plaque (BRHG & Mike Baker)
Pamphlet and data (BRHG, in progress)
Event on the Green (BRHG)
Involvement of local schools, May Park (BRHG)
Sculpted wooden bench with Workhouse outline (Angela)
Large scale workhouse photo/poster to match skyline (Alan)
We need to discuss how to raise funds for these ideas, including finding out about other proposed projects in the area.
If you have any other items for the agenda then please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add them.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday night.
Di, Steve and Roger for Bristol Radical History Group (on behalf of the forgotten poor)