British Universities Film & Video Council

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100 Fishponds Road: Eastville Workhouse’s Paupers Remembered

Synopsis
In 2015 the Eastville Workhouse Memorial Group in Bristol unveiled a memorial for the 4,084 paupers buried in a mass grave at Rosemary Green. In this short video, Dr Roger Ball and a group of local residents reveal the story of how the Eastville Workhouse came about and what it tells us about social conditions in Victorian Britain. The film is also a very good example of how social media can be used to develop new tools and techniques to identify research opportunities and disseminate historical findings.[14 minutes]
Language
English
Country
United Kingdom
Year of release
2016
Subjects
Social Studies; History
Keywords
Bristol; poverty; Victorian life; workhouses; mass graves

Online availability

URI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=gMobWOWh5RI
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Ben Pike
Contributor
Roger Dr Ball

Production Company

Name

Bristol Radical History Group

Email
brh@brh.org.uk
Web
https://www.brh.org.uk/site/project/ External site opens in new window
Address
c/o Hydra Books
34 Old Market Street
BS2 0EZ

Distributor

Name

YouTube

Web
http://www.youtube.com External site opens in new window

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