Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Bristol Radical History Group Agenda

Slaughter No Remedy: Walter Ayles, Bristol Conscientious Objector

Monday 16th January, 2017

Time: 7.00pm
Venue: Upper Engagement Room, The Students' Union at UWE, Union 1, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QYPrice: Free
With: Colin Thomas
Organised by UWE Debating Society

‘Canting humbugs’ was the way some in Bristol characterised opponents of the ‘Great War’. But it is now clear that men like local councillor Walter Ayles, prepared to go to prison for their beliefs, had considerable local support. Colin Thomas author of  Slaughter No Remedy: The life and times of Walter Ayles, Bristol Conscientious Objector recounts the life and times of Bristol's most famous war resister.

Life and Death in two Victorian Workhouses

Date: Tuesday 17th January, 2017
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Concorde Hall, Downend Folk House, Lincombe Barn, Overndale Road, Downend, Bristol, BS16 2RW
Price: Visitors £3.00With: Rosemary Caldicott and Di Parkin
Organised by Downend Local History Society (DLHS)
Rosemary Caldicott author of The Life and Death of Hannah Wiltshire tells how a local community pulled together to uncover murder in the Bedminster Union workhouse. Di Parkin co-author of 100 Fishponds Rd: Life and Death in a Victorian Workhouse gives an illustrated history of life, death and burial at the Eastville Workhouse.

The Dings and World War One: The Remarkable Story Of The Jefferies Brothers

Date: Wednesday 18th January, 2017
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Bethesda Methodist Church, 138a Church Road, Redfield, Bristol, BS5 9HH
Price: BHHG Members £1.50 - Non Members £2.50With: Geoff Woolfe
Organised by Barton Hill History Group (BHHG)
An illustrated talk by Geoff Woolfe  author of The Bristol Deserter on the life and times of Arthur and Alfred Jefferies, both of whom were born in St Philips and lived in the Dings. Both fell as victims of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Arthur was killed in action in Geuedecourt on September 16th 1916. Alfred was shot at dawn for desertion on November 1st 1916.



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