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  1. Mass Grave of Victorian Paupers Discovered in Eastville.

Who were they and what did they endure?

Issue 1.

By Chris Neal


2. Victorian Bristol’s radical coffee taverns – Educate, Agitate, Percolate?

The fascinating history of Bristol’s radical coffee houses.

Issue 2.

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3. The Forgotten Charter of the Forests. 

The age-old battle over British land use

Issue 5.

Liane Aviram

4. The slaves who changed history.

The abolition process was greatly accelerated by the scale and frequency of slave resistance across the diaspora. 

Issue 5.

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5. An unusual World War 1 Hero from Bristol. 

A war hero. But not for the usual reasons.

Issue 5.

By Bethan Mure

6. The History of Struggle at Avonmouth Docks

A site of dispute since opening in 1877 as detailed in these six events from 1923 to the present day.

Issue 6.

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