Bridport 1919: conflict and tensions in a small industrial town in West Dorset (Level 1, Studio 1)

At the start of World War One Bridport was essentially a one industry town: rope and net making. The war brought opportunities to the town but also challenged paternalist employers with a revival of trade unionism and state pressure to improve low wages. With the Armistice, the sense of a collective national interest on the home front began to ebb away revealing long-standing as well as new tensions in the town. This talk explores the origins of these tensions in the war years and the range of […]

Bridport

Talks At The Town Hall Introduced by Roger, Steve Mills and Kev Davis talk about social crime and punishment, and smuggling in Poole. Listen to these talks: Roger Ball Steve Mills Kev davis Listen to Roger's introduction(8 MB 22 mins mp3 file) Listen to Steve Mill's Talk (9 MB 19 mins mp3 file) Listen to Kevin Davis' Talk (8.5 MB 36 mins mp3 file) Fun In Bucky Doo Square The recreation of a satirical pirate trial as related in Villains of all Nations and Johnson’s History of Piracy, plus some […]

New Audio Files

The following audio files have been added to the website. Steve Mills and Ian Bone at the Working Class Bookfair Dan Bennett and Steve Mills at Bristol Anarchist Bookfair Roger, Kev Davis and Steve Mills at Bridport Steve Tilzey - No Retreat BCFM interview from 2008

BRHG In Bridport

On Saturday 26th September BRHG will be staging some events in Bridport. 12.00pm-2.00pm The Town Hall: Steve Mills and Kev Davis talk about social crime and punishment, and smuggling in Poole. 2.00pm Bucky Doo Square: The recreation of a satirical pirate trial as related in Villains of all Nations and Johnson's History of Piracy, plus some gallows speeches by pirates etc. Other oddities include a ‘noose tying' workshop, John Gregory's hanging poems and pirate stuff for kids. In the evening Who's […]

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