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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
    £9.99

  • 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

  • #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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  • #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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  • 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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  • #36 Slaughter No Remedy: The life and times of Walter Ayles, Bristol Conscientious Objector

    The story of Bristol First World War conscientious objector Walter Ayles who fought for socialism and peace. 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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  • The Enigma of Hugh Holmes Gore Bristol’s Nineteenth Century Christian Socialist Solicitor (BRHG book)

    The Anglo – Catholic convert to the left, Hugh Holmes Gore, was a key figure in Bristol’s labour movement during the last two decades of the nineteenth century. Gore linked Clifton Christian Socialists, morally concerned about the poverty and suffering caused by economic depression, with the working class revolutionaries in the Bristol Socialist Society. Learn More
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  • #38 The Smoke-Dragon and How to Destroy it

    Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) was one of the most progressive thinkers and writers and activists of the late-19th, early 20th centuries. He was an early supporter of the Bristol Socialist Society and paid regular visits to the city. Now remembered and celebrated mostly for his support for libertarian socialism and gay politics, he also took up ‘green’ causes.

    His serialised essay on the subject, ‘The Smoke-Dragon and How to Destroy it’, which first appeared in The Clarion in 1894, has never been republished until now.

    Here ‘The Smoke-Dragon’ is accompanied by Stephen E. Hunt’s new essay on this unexplored area of Carpenter’s work.

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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
    £10.00

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