Following our recent collaboration with some lovely people working on an exciting exhibition at Nottingham Castle, we will be doing another of our popular walks:
‘To the Castle’ – retracing the 1831 Reform Riots.
On the 10th October at 6pm. Look out for the Loaf On A Stick!
Although the Reform Riots (when rioters e.g. burned down Nottingham Castle) are often referred to, little is known about who the rioters were and what may have motivated them.
We will follow in the rioters’ footsteps, taking a close look at the direct action of these so called ‘misguided rascals’ and looking into their identities, motives as well as living and working conditions in early nineteenth century Nottingham.
We hope that people who have missed the previous walks can join us this time and of course would be much delighted to see familiar faces again.
As always the event is free of charge and the route wheelchair accessible (although there are some hills and a few cobbles along the way).
This time we will do the walk as night falls, which may add a little more atmosphere. With a 6pm start we should arrive at the Castle at the same time as the rioters did 182 years ago. Furthermore there should already be a merry crowd on site as the beer festival will be in full swing by that time.
Please spread the word!
Please have a look at the leaflet, our brief timeline of riots in Nottingham in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the handout for the night, and please also browse our extensive pamphlet regarding the events of 1831.
If you would like to print out and display the poster below we would be much delighted.
Looking forward to see you all!