WEAVERS and WORKHOUSE WALK Saturday August 27th 4 of the afternoone clocke , startinge at Ye Ale House:
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Stuart Butler www.radicalstroud.co.uk will lead a performative walk through the 18th and 19th centuries, meeting atte Ye ALE House: time for a 4pm drink and a chat about Chartism and the workhouse at the top of town. Then a walk thence, via a history of riots, anonymous letters, mass meetings, strikes, slave owners and the Black Atlantic.
The tour will then reach the cemetery where Angela Findlay, resident of the Cemetery Gate Lodge and artist of the 2009 installations Re-dressing Absence, will lead a stroll around the cemetery to reveal the history of the workhouse and the paupers’ graves www.angelafindlaytalks.com
The walk will finish by 6pm, leaving you lots of time for getting ready to go out again.