Your chance to view primary source material related to the struggle for democracy in the Bristol Room of the Central Reference Library. Hosted by the knowledgeable and helpful archivists Dawn Dyer and Jane Bradley.

  • French Revolution – contemporary views.
  • Orator Hunt broadsides.
  • Reform dinner 1831 illustrations.
  • Justice – the organ of social democracy 1884-1887 – national and international news re. trade unions, anarchy etc.
  • Bristol Socialist Society special collection c.1900.
  • Original Cartoons by local artist F.G. Lewin c.1908-1920’s Humorous illustrations re. local councillors, docks cmte etc.
  • Votes for Women Magazine (WSPU) edited by Bristol born Emmeline Pethick Lawrence.
  • Social Democrat 1903-1911, later became British Socialist 1912-1913.
  • Plus items on Spence, Paine, Chartists etc.

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