A mere snapshot of a section of the huge crowd listening to my talk at the Hydra on saturday. Standing in the street honest guv.
To Bristol to do my talk on ‘1919: year of revolution’ at the opening of the Hydra bookshop. Greeted by Roger – no sleep for 36 hours – at temple Meads – no electricity, no plumbing, woodwork being done as he spoke! But then – quicker than you can say Peter Linebaugh – all was perfect . Lemon Drizzle cake – seats outside – THEN THERE WAS LIGHT! A magnificent effort by all the volunteer work to get the place open and running within four weeks.’They said it couldn’t be done’ – but it was done. A special mention to Lee Groves the only man to plaster plumb straight. To the Stag and Hounds for a swift half and then returning up Old market a vast throng outside the shop and a talk delivered in a room packed to the very gills. It was a mixed crowd so not sure how enthused everyone was by a 60 minute discourse on Simon Radowitzgy and the Czech Legion and Maria Spiridonova – but it was so packed no one could leave!!! Seriously well done all and visit Hydra at 34 old market if you are in Bristol.
Cheers to Dru for the above photo and write up on her blog: http://dru-withoutamap.blogspot.com