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  • The Revolutionary Urbanism of Street Farm: Eco-Anarchism and Alternative Technology in the 1970s

    Stephen E Hunt has produced the definitive account of Street Farm, a London-based collective of anarchist architects working in the early 1970s. Taking inspiration from from Situationism and social ecology, Street Farm offered a powerful vision of green cities in the control of ordinary people. Learn More
    £12.00

  • #28 The Cock Road Gang

     The 'Cock Road Gang' from Kingswood (near Bristol) were perhaps the most notorious criminal gange in Britain in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The geographical spread of their misdemeanours, the columns of newspaper dedicated to recording their activities  and the number of gang members who were hanged or transported for their crimes is certainly testament to their infamy.

    This pamphlet looks into the gang's history and some of its most notorious antics and members.

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  • #12 Tolpuddle and Swing: The Flea and the Elephant

    The 'Tolpuddle Martyrs' are the well known labourers who were condemned to transportation for joining a trade union, and are well noted in English history. This pamphlet from Bristol Radical History Group looks into the circumstances around which the uprising occurred and also at why the much more significant 'Swing' riots of 1831 are so little known in comparison. Learn More
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  • #29 Coal On The One Hand Men On The Other: The Forest of Dean Miners’ Association and the First World War 1910 - 1920

    This pamphlet examines the relationship between the Forest of Dean coal miners and the government during the First World War. It considers how the government sought to use the machinery of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain (MFGB) to pursue its war aims by encouraging the miners to commit to the war effort in the mines and by volunteering to fight at the front. It describes how this was resisted in the Forest of Dean and how dissent was managed within the miners' union. A detailed and informative account, this pamphlet explores a little-known aspect of WWI.

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    £6.00

  • #30 Poaching in the South West: The Berkeley Case

    This pamphlet concentrates on some famous (indeed infamous) cases in the South West of England. It examines the issues behind the ‘poaching wars’ as well as introducing the combatants, their weapons and their tactics. We shall also see how the poaching wars split families, divided communities and cost some their lives; even though many still felt that the risks were worth it.

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    £4.00

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  • What The Frock! Book of Funny Women

    The What The Frock! Book of Funny Women will neither ask nor answer the question ‘Are women funny?’ because of course women are funny. To suggest otherwise is plain silly. This book presumes you know women are funny and simply seeks to confirm this fact and celebrate some of the wonderful women who have made us laugh for the past century or more.

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  • Mental Notes: Mental Health Quotes

    Mental health is the last great taboo. Mental Notes challenges stigma with quotations from thinkers, writers, celebrities, politicians and therapists, each speaking out in their own way.ᅠ Bath artist Kate McDonnell has compiled the quotations and designed and illustrated the book. ᅠAll profits from this book go to Bath Mind, the mental health charity who make sure anyone with a mental health problem in Bath & North East Somerset has somewhere to turn for advice and support. ᅠ Learn More
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  • #32 The Bristol Deserter

    Alfred Jefferies, from St Philips in Bristol, was executed by firing squad in 1916 accused of being an Army deserter. This pamphlet by Geoff Woolfe tells his story and that of his brother Arthur, who was killed in action that year in the Somme valley. Learn More
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  • 3000 Hangovers Later: Photos of the Warwick Castle and Portobello in the 1980s

    Ray 'Roughler' Jones captures the spirit of Portobello in the 1980s when the Warwick Castle pub was the epicentre for the alternative London scene. Learn More
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  • Class Cohesion versus Spurious Patriotism: A Straight Talk to British Workers

    A 2015 reprint of a 1915 pamphlet by Trade Unionist Fred Bramley, originally published at the height of reaction during World War One. Proposing class struggle and international solidarity in response to nationalism and war, it’s a unique voice of dissent within the British labour movement of the time. Learn More
    £2.00

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