Unlocking the cells: Bristol’s history of prison reform
From rioting in 19th century to fighting for prisoner rights in the 1970s, Bristol has a long history of attempted prison reform.
Watch: Battling for Bristol – Archives of social justice
A short documentary on Bristol’s history of social justice struggle.
Bringing the fight against apartheid to Bristol
Remembering Ron Press, the white South African dissident who became a leading light in Bristol activism.
It’s not all strikes and marches: Bristol’s struggle for fun, leisure and knowledge
Our city has a history of politically involved communities who love to walk, sing, and dance. All with a sharp sense of social justice, mind...
An unusual WW1 hero from Bristol
Walter Ayles is an unsung WW1 Bristol hero for unusual reasons. But next year, a century after he defied the authorities, he will finally get the recognition of a blue plaque on his former home in Ashley Down.
The Forgotten Forest Charter
Colin Thomas of the Bristol Radical History Group looks at the age-old battle over British land use
An age old question in Bristol: Elections or direct actions?
130 years ago Bristol workers made a direct challenge to the power structure of the time.