Smoke, Gas, Strikes, Metal And Slums

Alfred Jefferies
Alfred Jefferies

An Historical Walk

Date: Sunday July 10th
Time 11.00am
Start (and finish):
Temple Meads Station forecourt

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On 1st November 1916, Alfred Jefferies was shot at dawn on the Western Front for desertion. Join this two-hour walk through St Philips and The Dings where Jefferies and his family lived and worked, including his brother Arthur who as killed on the Somme. Learn about smoke, gas, strikes, metal and slums – the forgotten industries, back streets, schools and social history of Bristol in the early 1900s.

For more about Alfred Jefferies see ‘The Bristol Deserter’ a pamhlet published by Bristol Radical History Group – details and how to order on their website here.

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