Radical Walks & Google Maps

The audio files from the radical history walk around Bristol on Saturday 31st October have been added to The Archive. You can also navigate your way around the walk as well as the audio files using a Google Map. How modern is that? View Bristol Radical History Walk October 2009 in a larger map.

History Walk

Saturday 31st October 2009 As part of the Trapese Popular Education Collective's 'Start Producing the Future' events BRHG are having a Radical History Walk around Bristol. The walk starts from The Arnolfini at 3pm and will finish at the same place at about 5pm. The walk will take in the scenes of some radical activism, both ancient and modern, and compare this with the actions of the 'mob'. So, come for a little light exercise and learn about Thomas Clarkson, Jame Nayler, St. Wulfsan, Dorothy […]

Thomas Paine Walk In Bath

The author and publisher Andrew Swift will lead a history walk around Bath starting at 7pm. The walk will visit some of the sites that were associated with the distribution of "The Rights of Man" - selling it, giving it away, where people were arrested and the thuggery that was stirred up by the gentry who wanted to suppress the publication. Andrew's knowledge is extensive and the walks I've been on before with him have been excellent - did you know that in his early life Paine joined Captain […]

A Brief Political And Economic Introduction To Bristol Glass

There were a number of economic and political changes during the 16th and 17th centuries which prepared the ground for the establishment of the glass industry in Bristol. In 1522 the ‘Society of Merchant Venturers of the City of Bristol’ was incorporated. It grew in power and influence through the 17th century during which the Society revitalised and effectively reorganised itself to allow Bristol’s maritime merchants to take the fullest advantage of the Britain’s developing colonial […]

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