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  • Bristol's Lost City

    This fascinating book examines Bristol's transition from peacetime to wartime, looking at how differently spaces within the city were put to use in these disparate contexts. Specifically focusing on a 30-acre site in Bristol that was originally transformed in 1914 for the Bristol International Exhibition and was then repurposed to house and train the many new volunteer soldiers after the outbreak of war. An intriguing insight into an often overlooked space in Bristol. Learn More
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  • #31 Bristol Independent Labour Party: Men, Women and the Opposition to War

    This pamphlet from Bristol Radical History Group explores the activities and ideas of women and men of the ILP, including Walter Ayles, Annie Townley and Mabel Tothill. It examines the significance of friendship ties and cross party alliances, some of which were forged in the pre-war suffrage campaign. It also assesses the impact of peace activism on labour and gender politics in the city. Learn More
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  • #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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  • Drowning on Dry Land (Ray Roughler-Jones)

    Fascinating autobiography of Ray 'Roughler' Jones in which we follow him from a life of petty crime in Swansea to being at the centre of the Notting Hill scene in the 80s and beyond. Learn More
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  • #35 The Life and Death of Hannah Wiltshire: A Case Study of Bedminster Union Workhouse and Victorian Social Attitudes on Epilepsy

    The death of epileptic Hannah Wiltshire in 1855 illustrates the treatment imposed upon the vulnerable poor living in rural England during the mid-nineteenth century and how a campaign for transparency, accountability and social justice was fought for by the local community. Learn More
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  • #34 100 Fishponds Rd: Life and Death in a Victorian Workhouse - revised and updated 2nd edition.

    Revised and updated second edition. Radical historians poring over old maps of East Bristol came across a disused burial ground at Rosemary Green close to the site of Eastville Workhouse at 100 Fishponds Rd. Over the following years a team of local researchers revealed that more than 4,000 men, women and children, inmates of Eastville Workhouse, were interred in unmarked graves in Rosemary Green from 1851-1895. This book is a summary of their research and a history of Eastville Workhouse in the Victorian period. Learn More
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Politics and Protest New Edition

    New and updated version of Politics and Protest! Packed full of new images, discussion and a glorious redesigned cover

    Don Pedro is an anonymous photographer who roams the streets of Bristol recording how people express their opinions through subverting advertising billboards, writing on walls, producing stickers and putting notes in windows. The billboards of Bristol in particular have long been a playground for a quick-witted group of political activists and anarchists who, under cover of darkness, subvert the corporate messages with their own slogans.

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  • #44 Men Of Fire: Work, Resistance and Organisation of Bristol Gasworkers in the Nineteenth Century

    The emergence of ‘New Unionism’ in 1889, and the accompanying outburst of strikes across the country, was one of the most extraordinary and significant events in trade union history. Tens of thousands of ‘unskilled’ labourers, men and women, struck work, demanding an immediate improvement in their working conditions. In Bristol, gasworkers were at the helm of this revolt. Learn More
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