Ann Yearsley Mug
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Ann Yearsley (1753 - 1806)
The self-taught and impoverished wife of a Clifton small-holder, ‘the milk maid poetess’ of Bristol published “A Poem on The Inhumanity of the Slave Trade” in 1787 under the patronage of the writer Hannah More. A mother of 6, her star waned after her break with More and in the backlash against the French Revolution, but she survived as a radical bookseller in the Hotwells.
Artist: Jono Boyle
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About Journey to Justice Bristol
The Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft (PRSC) and Journey to Justice Bristol (JToJ) are participating in a project to visualise Bristol’s history of activism and struggles for social justice.
As part of a variety of exciting and innovative activities for the JToJ event throughout October 2017, PRSC is working with JToJ to celebrate and honour key activists in Bristol that have contributed to and inspired the social movement but have not been recognised for their actions. To raise awareness about these people, we feature their likeness and ideas on fine bone china mugs and prints.