Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Why ? Lick The Feet That Kick You !

Will you cheer for "more work and less pay"....Will you cheer to be taunted that your want of work at such times means "you won't work" ? Will you cheer for all manner of insult and abuse, when, in distress, you approach those who are in authority ? Cheer these things and you lick the feet that kick you.

(Extract from a leaflet entitled "Anti-Humbug". distributed in the Haymarket, Bristol in 1888 when the Freedom of the City was confer
red on Prince Albert)

Picture 1831 Bristol Reform Riots
Bristol Reform Riots of 1831 - 130 (maybe more) killed by troops, hundreds injured by sabres, 88 transported, four hung

Christopher Davies, John Kayes, Thomas Gregory and William Clarke