Riots, Cigarettes & Eating Snails.


In this episode, local residents tell their side of the story about the Hartcliffe riots in the summer of 1992. We also meet Sue Walker who has worked as a coordinator for the Hartcliffe Health & Environmental Action Group for 25 years. Frances, Karen, Marie and James then reveal all about growing up in the area, including the cigarette factory and Dundry Hill. Rocky from the Hartcliffe Community Farm reminisces about the project and what it has meant to him. Finally, locals Richard Smith, Lorraine Davies, Colin Smith and Jim Beacham share some moving stories over a cup of tea, including about the origins of Hartcliffe in the 1950s being built for slum clearances after the Second World War.


Contributors: Nicola Ruck, Rosabel Portela, Sonia Gumiel and Fred Ingram

Sound: Jake Gaule

Music: Wilfred de Salis

Graphic: Ruth Harris


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