Gloucester Local History Day

Saturday 2nd October 2pm-5pm Sir Thomas Richs School Longlevens A fair days wage for a fair days work- workers movements in Gloucestershire Talks include: Work wages and protest in Gloucestershire 1738-1830 by Prof Adrian Randall Swing riots in Gloucestershire Chartists and the Chartist Land Company in Glocestershire by Rev John Evans Cost £5 including tea& biscuits

Tolpuddle and Swing: The Flea and the Elephant

‘One and all, one and all, we’ll stand by one another’ Chant of a Sussex Swing mob (1830) ‘We will destroy the constables and threshing machines this year, next year we will have a turn with the parsons, and the third we will make war upon the statesmen’ Kent Swing activist (1830) Introduction In February this year a couple of members of Bristol Radical History Group travelled to Salisbury Guild Hall to witness the unveiling of a Trade Union plaque to commemorate the people who had passed […]

Captain Swing Reconsidered: forty years of rural history from below

Our friend Steve Poole from UWE is involved in organising the following event: A Southern History Society Conference University of Reading, UK March 21st 2009 The anniversary this year of E. J. Hobsbawm and George Rudé's Captain Swing offers a timely opportunity to reflect upon the development of rural histories from below over the last four decades. Please see full programme details and booking form at

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