St Anne’s Woods

Celebrate St Anne’s Woods victory January 1891. At the Pilgrim Inn, Hollywood Road, Brislington, on Sunday 30 January, 2011 12.30 – 2.30 pm. To book a £12 Sunday roast dinner for 2 email Filled bread rolls will also be on sale. See “Pilgrim Inn” facebook for Ramblers Festival Winter Walks 2010. To get there on foot:- follow the South Bristol Circular Walk to Jean Road or the River Avon walkway to footbridge onto Edward Road and Sandy Park Road The mediaeval right of […]

Beddoes Plaque

Mike Jay, author of The Atmosphere of Heaven has had a plaque made to mark the grave of Thomas Beddoes in the Strangers' Burial Ground in Hotwells, Bristol. While writing the book, which tells the story of Dr Beddoes and his work at the Pneumatic Institution in Bristol, Mike managed to identify the grave and clear it of undergrowth. However, the engraving on the grave is now barley visible due to weathering and during the history walk in September it was suggested that a plaque should be made so […]

More From The Forest

You can watch a new film about the Fight for the Forest on Blip.TV Forest Of Dean attacked by Con DemLog Out government - selling off land & destroying services & communities "The Forest of Dean is being attacked by this Con Dem government who are attempting to bring in new laws to sell off the Forest of Dean, as well as shutting down libraries and youth centres, and cutting benefits and public services to the most vulnerable people in our communities. On Friday 26th November people […]

Legacies of British Slave-Ownership

A one-day workshop at the Council House, Bristol Saturday 27th November 2010 10:30am–5:00pm This workshop examines the dispersal of compensation money paid to slave-owners following the abolition of slavery in 1833 and explores the ways in which the money was used by beneficiaries in the South West and South Wales as it shaped economic, social, cultural and political life over the next fifty years. Speakers include: Catherine Hall, Keith McClelland and Nick Draper (UCL) - Legacies of British […]

Hands Off Our Forest

Hands Off Our Forest is an organisation dedicated to fighting the threatened privatisation of the Forest of Dean. They have a new website that will contain information about meetings and rallies if you want to get involved. The address is: Hands Off Our Forest - an organisation dedicated to fighting the threatened privatisation of the Forest of Dean.A full web site will be published in the next few days but meanwhile for further information, to offer your support and help and for news of planned […]

Swing Walk By John Owen Smith

The Anniversary Rioters' Walk­ Exactly 180 years after the rioters did it a guided walk from Selborne to Headley and back again ­ distance approximately 7 miles out and 7 miles back. Tuesday 23rd November 2010 starting at 10am We plan to walk from Selborne to Headley, from the car park behind the Selborne Arms and finishing at the Holly Bush in Headley. Distance approx 7 miles, some of them muddy. Should arrive in time for a pub lunch. Please contact me <; for further information. In 1830, a […]

Sex and Docks and Rock and Roll

£10; £9 conc; £8 BAC & TUC members A musical comedy Written by Chumbawamba’s Boff Whalley Directed by Rod Dixon Set in 1960’s Liverpool during a dockworkers and seafarers strike the play looks and laughs at this changing world through the microcosm of one terraced house where the TV does battle with the upright piano. Against a backdrop of picketing, marches and jailings, the McDermotts fight, laugh, lie and sing their way through these challenging times fuelled by home-brewed banana beer […]

LGBT History of Bristol

I'm a historian and part of a group called LGBT History of Bristol. I have developed a walk covering sites of lesbian, gay and transgender history around the centre of Bristol, and I'm planning to run the walk for the third time) on Sunday February 27 2011, as part of LGBT History month.The walk last between 1.5 and 2 hours, and covers many of stories and periods, from the 18th century onwards, including male and female protagonists, some suffragette history and Bristol's role at a remarkably […]

West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network

University of the West of England, St Matthias Campus, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2JP, Room M030 Saturday Dec 4th 2010 A study day open to all members of the network and anyone interested in women's or gender history Whose history? Women’s political activism in the 20th century. Speakers: June Hannam (UWE), Writing women into Labour Party history : post-war autobiographical writings of women activists Elaine Titcombe (UWE), Rewriting Greenham’s History: women activists and the cold war […]