More walks ‘To the Castle’ retracing the 1831 Reform Riots

We are very happy to announce that we have been asked to hold another two of our popular walks on the weekend 15th-16th November as part of a of events by various groups and institutions to be held on that weekend. More information on those, as well as exact dates and times for our walks will be confirmed in due course.

The walks will be retracing the 1831 Reform Riots and will as always be free of charge and wheelchair accessible.

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.

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.

However, given that it is still a while to go till then and that it might be bloody cold on the November walks, feel free to get in touch if you would like to arrange for an alternative date.

Also, please go and have a look at the great RIOT! exhibition on at Nottingham Castle from early July.

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