Event: ‘I fear there will be blood spilt this evening’: The Blandford ‘reform riots’ of October 1831

Date: Friday 28 October, 2022

Steve will be giving a talk about the Blandford riots as part of the “Last Friday Dinner and Lecture Series for Blandford town Museum. Admission to the talk is £5 for museum members, £8 for non-members. Drinks and homemade food will be available from 6.30 pm, and the talk will start at 7.30 pm. For… Continue reading Event: ‘I fear there will be blood spilt this evening’: The Blandford ‘reform riots’ of October 1831

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Event: Sherborne and the 1831 Reform riots ~ Talk by Dr Roger Ball

Date: Thursday 6 October, 2022

In October 1831 a wave of disturbances swept across England after the rejection of the Second Reform Bill in the House of Lords. This wave culminated in Bristol with the most serious riot in nineteenth century Britain but civil disturbances also broke out in a number of other West Country towns, including Sherborne and Yeovil.… Continue reading Event: Sherborne and the 1831 Reform riots ~ Talk by Dr Roger Ball

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Event: Worcester Research Workshop

Date: Saturday 30 April, 2022

Event Registration link: https://bit.ly/1831Workshop This free research workshop, hosted by Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service @ The Hive and in collaboration with the University of the West of England will be examining the disturbances in Worcester.  Enquiries or further information:

Event: Dorset and Somerset Research Workshop

Date: Thursday 25 November, 2021

More about the 1831 events in Sherborne, Blandford and surrounding areas! For further information please contact:

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Event: Research Workshop in Somerset

Date: Monday 8 November, 2021

Free research workshop, hosted by Somerset Heritage Centre, Taunton in collaboration with the University of the West of England. https://gck.fm/bcdih

Event: The St Paul’s riots: From ‘mindless mob’ to ‘conscious crowd’

Date: Thursday 15 October, 2020

The violent disturbance in the St. Paul’s area of Bristol on 2 April 1980 is regarded as iconic. It heralded the beginning of a decade or more of unrest in English cities. It is also central to the modern history of Bristol, marking a moment where issues of institutional and popular racism were forced into… Continue reading Event: The St Paul’s riots: From ‘mindless mob’ to ‘conscious crowd’