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The Cry of the Poor - Being a Letter from Sixteen Working Men of Bristol to the Sixteen Aldermen of the City


Manufacturer: Bristol Radical History Group

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"This impassioned and lucidly argued letter, written in 1871, set out demands for improvements to the quality of life for Bristol’s working people: clean air, parks, bathing places, libraries, a fish market and an end to bridge tolls. Over the subsequent 20 years most of these demands were met. However, 150 years on from that letter we find ourselves fighting to retain some of those historic gains, in opposition to Tory austerity and with a city council unable or unwilling to oppose it."

With an afterword by Barbara Segal, Trish Mensah and Ian Wright.

Pamphet #55 in the Bristol Radical Pamphleteer series, published by Bristol Radical History Group (BRHG), 2022.

Product Code: 9781911522614

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