One hundred years on, Bristol remembers those who refused to kill
Descendants of World War 1 conscientious objectors reclaim their history as a source of pride
David Olusoga: Not the “angry black guy on television”
The Bristol-based celebrity historian talks about why he challenges the white-washing of British history… and the “pretty weird” relationship the city has with Edward Colston.
Bringing the fight against apartheid to Bristol
Remembering Ron Press, the white South African dissident who became a leading light in Bristol activism.
The community razed to the ground for a road that was never built
In the 1960s the council demolished most of Totterdown, in a planning disaster still remembered by Bristolians today.
From cockfighting arena to protected green space
A history of a small hill in St Werburgh’s
A people’s history of St Pauls
St Pauls is a famous neighbourhood. But newcomers to Bristol are most likely to have heard of it for one of two reasons.
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...
A year of People’s History. 6 of the best.
Mass Grave of Victorian Paupers Discovered in Eastville. Who were they and what did they endure? Issue 1. 2. Victorian Bristol’s radical coffee taverns –...
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.
Can We Move Beyond Black History Month?
Storyteller from South Africa challenges the limits of this yearly event and speaks to local actors proposing initiatives to expand learning about global cultures
The slaves who changed history
Aprevailing view of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade holds that a combination of evangelicals, liberals and enlightenment thinkers pushed Parliament towards the momentous...