Guided Walk: The Bristol Bridge Massacre of 1793
Join us on a walk through the darkest moments of Bristol’s history and find out more about one of the worst civilian massacres of eighteenth-century Britain: the little-known Bristol Bridge protests.
1793 was a year of financial crisis, civic corruption and public protest. After 25 years the hated toll to cross Bristol Bridge was due to cease.
Writer and historian Michael Manson takes us through a dark moment in Bristol’s history. He outlines the dreadful sequence of events that led to one of the worst civilian massacres of eighteenth-century Britain: the little-known Bristol Bridge protests.
Michael Manson was a co-editor of the Bristol Review of Books (2006-13), a co-founder of the Bristol Short Story Prize (2008) and an organiser of the Bristol Festival of Literature (2010-2020).
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