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  • #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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  • #19 Bread Or Batons?: Unemployed Workers' Struggles in 1930s Bristol

    Within the context of the current financial downturn, it seems apt to look back at Bristol in the period of the last 'great depression' in the 1930s to see what was occurring. There are numerous parallels with today in this text; from cuts in poor relief and public services; a collaborationist and emasculated Labour opposition; to the brutal policing of demonstrations and a corrupt and reactionary media. In all this misery, however, the commitment and actions of unemployed Bristolians shine out giving us both hope as well as lessons learned. Learn More
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  • #20 Ben Tillett

    Ben Tillett was a working class Bristolian, born in Easton in 1860, who was a tireless activist, eventual MP and creator of the first unions for unskilled workers. This pamphlet explores Tillett's life and the role of this important, but often overlooked, working class figure in the history of Bristol and working class politics more generally. Learn More
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  • #21 The Bristol Strike Wave of 1889-1890: Socialists, New Unionists and New Women – Part 1: Days of Hope

    This pamphlet (part one of two) examines the support given by Britol socialists to the rise of 'New Unionism', as worker militancy in Bristol exploded between September and December 1889. Drawing on many new sources, it presents a detailed picture of strikes in the city during this period.

    A notable feature of these strikes was the involvement of women workers and the leading part played by two middle class women, Miriam Daniell and Helena Born. Formerly members of the Bristol Women's Liberal Association, by the autumn of 1889 they had become active in the Bristol Socialist Society; and it was the involvement and influence of this organisation in the events of the upsurge that added to the concern of employers and the city's ruling elite.

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  • 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
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  • #8 Yesterday's Tomorrow: Bristol's Garden Suburbs

    In 1909, the Bristol Garden Suburb Limited was set up to implement the ideas Ebenezer Howard popularised in To-morrow: A Peaceful Path to Real Reform, first published in 1898. Garden-City principles inspired promising developments at Shirehampton, Sea Mills and Keynsham chocolate factory, but were diluted in the construction of Bristol's interwar housing estates at Knowle West and Bedminster, Hillfields, Southmead, Horfield, Speedwell and St Annes.

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  • #3 A Brief History Of Corporations: Where Did They Come From?

    How did the Commercial Corporation begin? Where did corporations come from and how did they get the same legal rights as individuals? What rights do the public have in a democracy to challenge or control the actions of Corporations? This pamphlet attempts to answer these questions in a manner that will not cause the reader too much distress. Learn More
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  • #10 Radical Brewing: Work, Energy and Beer

    Radical Brewing, another sterling pamphlet from Bristol Radical History Group, explores the history of beer and ale brewing from its very beginnings to the modern domination of large breweries to contemporary craft beer culture. Learn More
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  • #13 Bristol's White Slave Trade

    This pamphlet explores the little-known indentured white servant system that was rife throughout Bristol in the 17th century. It was used by merchants to meet the labour demand in Britain's new colonies and often involved white servants being 'spirited' (kidnapped) off the streets and forcibly transported and indentured. Learn More
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  • #6 The Life And Times Of Warren James: Free Miner Of The Forest Of Dean

    Warren James was a man who was caught up in the social unrest that swept through the Forest of Dean in 1831, and who emerged as spokesman for the Foresters in their struggle to protect their ancient rights and way of life.

    The Forest Riots of 1831 were about insecurity, fear, poverty and starvation as a result of enclosures, enforced wage labour or unemployment.

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