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  • In Their Words: The Story Of Early Methodism

    This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of early Methodism through the words of those who led and experienced it. Learn More
    £12.99

  • Explorewalks Special Offer!

    Explore some of Bristol's most fascinating areas with these excellent walking guides to Clifton, Victorian Clifton, Cliftonwood and Hotwells. Each guide is packed with history, places of interest, quirky facts and children's quiz questions. All the walks are circular and have short and long versions. Learn More

    Regular Price: £31.96

    Special Price £12.00

  • The Women Who Built Bristol 1184-2018

    A fantastic and long-awaited tome that chronologically plots the influence that a selection of amazing women have had on Bristol!

    Containing 250 inspiring women, three sheroic dogs and one heartbroken barmaid from Easton, this is a bursting compendium of brilliant women from pin makers to police chiefs, from workhouse inmates to secret agents who helped to shape Bristol into the vibrant city it is today.

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    £12.99

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  • #40 Turbulence: Labour and Gender Relations in Bristol's Aircraft Industry During the First World War

    Turbulence describes how the expanding armaments industry of the First World war drew thousands of unskilled and semi-skilled workers – women as well as men- into Bristol’s aircraft factories. Skilled men in the workforce resented their arrival. They also defended their own exemption from military conscription. Learn More
    £6.00

  • Riot! - The Bristol Bridge Massacre of 1793

    'Riot!' illuminates a darker moment in Bristol's history and vividly recreates the dreadful sequence of events that led to the Bristol Bridge Massacre in 1793. Compellingly written and meticulously researched 'Riot!' is presented in a lively and accessible style and is essential reading for anyone interested in local history or politics. Learn More
    £12.00

  • Trenches to Trams: The Life of a Bristol Tommy

    Trenches to Trams is a vivid social and military history bringing to life the story of an ordinary Bristolian who experienced extraordinary times. At the request of his grandson, George Pine jotted down 44,000 words of memories in the eight months before he dies in 1972. George's story has now been painstakingly researched by Clive Burlton to bring this vivid history to life. Learn More
    £14.99

  • Memoirs of a Black Englishman

    Paul Stephenson OBE is one of the leading black civil rights activists of his generation. It was in Bristol in 1963 that Paul and the black community took on the Bristol Omnibus Company that was refusing to employ black workers. The Bristol Bus Boycott was the start of a lifetime dedicated to challenging prejudice at all levels in society and improving opportunities for young black people particularly through sport, music and education. Paul has worked closely with many black role models to achieve this aim, including Muhammad Ali. Learn More
    £9.99

  • #1 Cry Freedom, Cry Seven Stars: Thomas Clarkson In Bristol, 1787 (2nd Edition)

    This pamphlet looks at how the histories of the Seven Stars pub and the abolition movement are intertwined and also some of the remarkable coincidences that link the name 'Seven Stars' with the slave trade. During 1787 abolitionist Thomas Clarkson started his research into the slave trade in Bristol and with the help of the landlord of the Seven Stars, gathered crucial evidence to condemn the trade. Learn More
    £3.50

  • Fred Wedlock: Funnyman of Folk

    Fred Wedlock: Funnyman of Folk tells theᅠ story of Fred Wedlock's rise from the Bristol folk clubs of the Sixties to national fame as the Oldest Swinger in Town. Fred, who was also a well-known television presenter in the region, died in 2010 after a lifetime of entertaining around theatres, clubs and other venues throughout the West and beyond.

    In this first biography, written with the much-valued support of his widow Sue, John Hudson celebrates Fred Wedlock, a true Funnyman of Folk.

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    £12.00

  • #39 Lady Blackshirts: The Perils of Perception - Sufragettes who Became Fascists

    During the 1930’s a small group of ultra-nationalistic women, who considered themselves feminists, joined Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists.  Surprisingly some of these women were former high ranking members of the suffragette movement.

    This work examines the political and social tensions that confronted women in the 1930’s.  Exploring issues that were so profound, that some women were drawn into the world of the fascist political elite, and became ‘militant women citizens’ advocating and endorsing fascism.

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    £5.00

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