Taking the pledge: the Temperance movement in Bristol, 1830 - 1914


Alan Clarke
978 1 911592 30 3

This picture of the Bedminster Temperance Hall and Free Library, built in 1853, well brings out the strong religious tone and affiliations of the temperance movement in Bristol.
Here Alan Clarke gives a fully documented account of the movement and the opposition to it – not only from the drinks industry. Although never quite achieving its aims, at the level of individual conviction or of national legislation, it spread temperance hotels and coffee houses all over the townscape – and remnants are still to be seen today.


Supplied by: Avon Local History & Archaeology

Format: Book

Product Ref: ALH-30