Some walks confirmed – others will have dates confirmed on this website – others more tentative – walkers may need to check social media etc or Good on Paper for precise details. After discussing it with Radical Stroud members, we can’t do Saturdays, I’m afraid.
Wednesday January 29th: A hidden colonial landscape – from the Archway arch to the blackboy clock in Nelson Street. Empire, imperialism, the nation-state of the UK then and now. Meet at the arch at 9.30.
Sunday February 23rd: Rodborough (see website)
MAY DAY Chalford to Stroud – how late 18th and 19th century national politics affected Stroud – Thelwall and Spence – green roots of socialism – the radical lessons of 1790-1820 for today, both in terms of state repression and radical responses. Stroud Labour Party May Festival MAY DAY
June – Frampton Green – hear the nightingales – John Keats and his ode – also Keats and To Autumn written a day after Henry Hunt enters London to huge acclaim after imprisonment after Peterloo. 1820-2020 – the Six Acts.
June – Rodborough Fete and beating the bounds of Rodborough possibly.
July (before school holidays) Circular walk to Slad – the deserter in CWRosie and the army mutinies at the end of WW1 – what is ‘progressive nationalism’ in today’s world and future?
August – Golden Spire walks and the parish church.
September – earlyish – Bisley to Stroud – the 1839 Miles Report and the gig economy today and the ‘new working class’. 5. Chartist walk to Selsley and weavers’ riots etc of 18th/19th centuries – how can we recreate the sense of community-based socialism of the 19th and 20th centuries today within the ‘new working class’?
October – earlyish – Chartist walk to Selsley and weavers’ riots etc of 18th/19th centuries – how can we recreate the sense of community-based socialism of the 19thand 20th centuries today within the ‘new working class’?
Liaise with Dursley and Cam and Sharpness etc – Purton hulks walk – riverscapes and communities. NOVEMBER
London – subvert the Mayflower 400th anniversary with a performative walk to the Mayflower pub. DECEMBER