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
Website
Statue or monument
Playground (Hazel)
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 brh@brh.org.uk 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)

1 Comment

  1. Hi,
    I’m very interested in anything to do with Bristol and surrounding towns and a connection to these surnames: Bishop, Davis, Gill, Pullen & Smart. If there is please could you let me know via the above email address, as I am not available to come to meetings etc., due to other commitments.
    Thank you so much for helping me in this matter, I hope all goes well with future projects.

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