Avon Local History and Archaeology
Promoting local history in the Avon region and bringing together all those with an interest in it
ALHA was founded in 1976 as an offshoot of a committee of the new County of Avon. Avon County has long since been abolished, but ALHA still flourishes as an independent organisation owing nothing to local or national government. ALHA flourishes because, whether politicians choose to incorporate it or not, the Avon region is an economic and social and historical entity, not so much separate from as special within the grand historic counties of Somerset and Gloucestershire.
Living Easton: Local History
Good site with interesting information about the Bristol community of Easton's history. See their excellent list of slave revolts in the Atlantic and prepare to be astounded!
The Long John Silver Trust
The Long John Silver Trust was formed in 2003 after Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel "Treasure Island" was chosen for Britain's first "Great Reading Adventure". Initially the idea was to erect a statue of Bristol's own Long John Silver, but it developed into the creation of the Treasure Island Trail - a unique series of dockside sculptures and images that tell the whole book's story.
South London Radical History Group/Past Tense
This is a very active history group with a publishing fraction called Past Tense. Titles include The Mayor of Garratt - mock elections in 18th century South London, Down with the Fences! - battles for the commons in South London and Nine Things That Aren't There: a manoeuvre around the Elephant and Castle.
Bristol Central Reference Library
Before t'internet there were libraries. This is the best place for local history research. Dawn Dyer and Jane Bradley are also the best people to help you with your research.
Commemorating Chartism in Newport and South Wales
Radical History Network of North East London
Putting on events and publishing pamphlets.
Richard Platt's excellent website has lost of information about smuggling in Britain and helped to inside the smuggler's events in Bristol Radical History Week 2007.
London Socialist Historians Group
The group was formed in 1993 to promote discussion of new socialist approaches to history. They are concerned to develop an understanding of the past from the point of view of the working class, exploring history from both 'above' and 'below'. organises regular seminars and conferences, and publishes a newsletter three times a year.
DIY local (Newcastle and the North East) history project that produces a diary covering the radical history of Newcastle and the North East. Also walking tours and activist video.
North East Labour History Society
Dedicated to the study of working people's in the region. Annual journal, public meetings and a monthly discussion group.
Remembering Olive Collective
A community (South London) history project celebrating the figure of Brixton activist Olive Morris (1952-1979)
Sparrows Nest Library & Archive
Resources for anarchist education and history from the new Nottingham Radical History Group
Breviary Stuff Publications
Interesting blog with some excellent radical history reviews etc.
A history group from Bristol.
UK-based communist group, producing and gathering together various texts documenting the history of class struggle, both in the UK and internationally.