The Barton Hill History Group was founded in 1983 After an inspirational local community exhibition at the Barton Hill Settlement, the Barton Hill History Group was formed in September 1983. The aim of learning about Barton Hill's past proved popular and, directed by an enthusiastic committee the Group steadily grew. Since then, through many displays, meetings, presentations, publications and exhibitions, the BHHG has matured into Bristol's most active, consistent and imaginative local history […]
The Sparrows' Nest was established in 2008 by members of the Anarchist Federation’s Nottingham group with the involvement of other class struggle anarchists. It is a ‘Centre for Anarchist Culture and Education’, in a house, in St. Ann’s. The Library and Archive is our major project. We set it up to inform people about the ideology and history of Anarchism in its many forms, and about working class struggles in our region.Sparrows Nest Library & Archive.
Do you remember Olive Morris? was a community art project seeking to bring to wider public attention the history of Brixton-based activist Olive Morris (1952-1979). In her short life, Olive Morris co-founded the Brixton Black Women’s Group and the Organisation of Women of Asian and African Descent (OWAAD) and was part of the British Black Panther Movement. She campaigned for access to education, decent living conditions for Black communities and fought against state and police repression. […]
The Radical History Network (RaHN) is a blog that operates as a forum for radical history groups to publish reviews, reports and articles on various aspects of radical history, and advertise meetings and act as a discussion forum for those interested in radical history. It is broadly libertarian socialist in outlook.
Before t'internet there were libraries. This is the best place for local history research. Dawn Dyer and Jane Bradley are also the best people to help you with your research.
This is a very active history group with a publishing fraction called Past Tense. Titles include The Mayor of Garratt - mock elections in 18th century South London, Down with the Fences! - battles for the commons in South London and Nine Things That Aren't There: a manoeuvre around the Elephant and Castle.
The Long John Silver Trust was formed in 2003 after Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Treasure Island" was chosen for Britain's first "Great Reading Adventure". Initially the idea was to erect a statue of Bristol's own Long John Silver, but it developed into the creation of the Treasure Island Trail - a unique series of dockside sculptures and images that tell the whole book's story.
Good site with interesting information about the Bristol community of Easton's history. See their excellent list of slave revolts in the Atlantic and prepare to be astounded!
Avon Local History and Archaeology Promoting local history in the Avon region and bringing together all those with an interest in it ALHA was founded in 1976 as an offshoot of a committee of the new County of Avon. Avon County has long since been abolished, but ALHA still flourishes as an independent organisation owing nothing to local or national government. ALHA flourishes because, whether politicians choose to incorporate it or not, the Avon region is an economic and social and historical […]