10am-1pm Family history advice from the Bristol & Avon Family History Society
1.30pm – Bristol: the City at War, 1914-1918 (Eugene Byrne, co-author of ‘Bravo Bristol!’) As a major British city and port, Bristol played a key role in the First World War. Join Eugene for stories of Bristolians on the battlefield, on the Home Front and in the war at sea.
2.30pm – Unmarked Graves: the Eastville Workhouse Project (Dr Di Parkin, Bristol Radical History Group) Between 1855 and 1895, over 3,000 paupers were buried in unmarked graves near Eastville Workhouse on Fishponds Road. Di Parkin will present a project to uncover the names of the people buried there.
3.30pm – Bristol’s Treasure Island Influences (Mark Steeds, Long John Silver Trust) Hear from Mark about the pirates and privateers that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to set parts of his classic book in the city.