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#11 A Barbarous and Ungovernable People: A Short History Of The Miners Of The Kingswood Forest

by Steve Mills

The Kingswood Forest Miners supplied coal to Bristol's industrial heart, as well as the south west of England and undoubtedly helped make the Bristol the city it is today. This pamphlet from the Bristol Radical History Group explores the far from a harmonious relationship between the city and Kingswood community: a fraught and misunderstood connection fuelled by a mutual mistrust.
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The people of Kingswood Forest supplied the south west of England and the industries of Bristol with coal, and it is fair to say that without the Kingswood Forest coal Bristol would not be the city it is today. However, the relationship between the two communities was strained to say the least: "A barbarous and ungovernable people", rather a strong condemnation of a community, to say the least. Especially considering that at the time the community in question was situated on the outskirts of one of th most vibrant cities in Britain, arguably the second largest population and economy outside of London.

Exploring the relationship between community, industry and commerce, this pamphlet tells the story of the misunderstanding and mistrust which, from time to time, blew up into full scale conflagration.

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