‘An intolerable anachronism’: it’s 60 years since the last hanging took place in Bristol
On 17 December 1963, the final judicial execution in our city brought a long history of local executions to an end. We look back on what happened in Horfield in 1963, and the campaign to end the death penalty.
'Staking a claim': how the postwar housing crisis led to a mass squatting movement
After the Second World War, Britain faced an acute shortage of homes. The remarkable outbreak of civil disobedience that followed is being remembered as part of a two-month festival of working-class history in South Bristol.