Smoke, Gas, Strikes, Metal and Slums

An historical walk through the Dings and St Philips

Event Details
Date: , 2017
Venue: The Hydra Bookshop, BS2 0EZ
Price: Free/donation
With: Geoff Woolfe
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Section: Events
Subjects: Workers Organisations & Strikes, World War I
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Alfred Jefferies
Alfred Jefferies

Due to popular demand, the Remembering the Real World War One history group are re-staging the Smoke, Gas, Strikes, Metal And Slums walk that was so well-attended twice last year.

A two hour walk through St Philips and the Dings where Alfred Jefferies, the only man from Bristol shot for desertion, and his family lived and worked, including his brother Arthur who was killed in action on the Somme. Learn about the forgotten industries, back streets, schools and social history of Bristol in the early 1900s. If you’ve missed it previously or enjoyed it so much you want to do it again, now’s your chance.

The walk is mainly on the flat with one short incline. It will start and finish at Hydra Bookshop on Old Market where will be a collection towards expenses at the end.

For more about Alfred Jefferies see The Bristol Deserter a pamphlet published by Bristol Radical History Group – details and how to order here.

For more information email or phone 0117 9243890



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