Remembering Eastville Workhouse

Event Details
Date: , 2014
Price: Free
Series: Remembering Eastville Workhouse
Page Details
Section: Events
Projects: Eastville Workhouse
Subjects: Workhouses & Poverty Laws
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Public meeting

St Anne’s Church, St Leonards Road, Greenbank, Bristol, BS5 6JN

Over the last two years local historians from Bristol Radical History Group (BRHG) have been researching an old burial ground that lies on Rosemary Green (BS5 6LB) between Rosemary Lane and Greenbank View in Greenbank, East Bristol.

It appears that upwards of 3,000 paupers from the Eastville Workhouse (originally 100 Fishponds Rd) were buried in unmarked graves on the site between 1855 and 1895. BRHG believe the graves remain on the site and we plan to commemorate these forgotten people in some public events in the autumn this year.

We are interested to find out your views, any memories or information you may have about the old Workhouse and any ideas about best to commemorate these people. This public meeting is a forum to discuss these issues and an opportunity to get involved. So come along and find out more about our local history and have your say.

Eastville Workhouse c. 1905.
Eastville Workhouse c. 1905.
Rosemary Green today.
Rosemary Green today.

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