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Radical Bath
Episode 219th October 2023 • Footprints • Pommy Harmar
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This month is about Radical Bath which over the centuries has had a rich underbelly of radicalism and rebellion with its streets home to rallies and riots. 

Andrew Swift takes us on a walk around Bath where we hear about the struggle to get the vote and the importance of Chartism in the city.

Professor Emerita June Hannam tells us about the suffragette movement and how Eagle House became a refuge for suffragettes when they came out of prison.

Annie Beardsley remembers taking a show with Bath Natural Theatre Company to support the Solsbury Hill bypass protesters in 1994.

And finally we join Kidical Mass - a group of cyclists campaigning for safer streets for children to cycle in.




Arianna Cunningham - first feature with Andrew Swift.

Produced by Pommy Harmar


Andrew Swift - Akeman Press

Kidical Mass - Facebook site

Natural Theatre Company