ARGUS ARCHIVE: 100 years ago - Grave of Chartist leader John Frost found in Bristol

South Wales Argus: CHARTIST HERO: John Frost CHARTIST HERO: John Frost

Stories from the South Wales Argus on April 8th 1914:

* Very little was known of the Chartist John Frost after his return to this country, so it was with great difficulty that Mr H Tudor Davies of Newport finally managed to locate his burial place in a churchyard in Horfield, Bristol.

* Newport resident George Caswell was offered £19,000, a great deal of money for the time, for the patent of a safety lock for railway doors.

* An exceptionally large number of Newport seamen attended a meeting held by the National Sailors and Firemen Union to discuss a motion entitled: ‘The Chinese Invasion of British Ships and its Relation to the Manning Scale’.

* An inquest was held into the death of a collier at the Gray colliery of the Powell Tillery Company. It transpired he had pushed his workmate clear of a fall of coal and took the brunt himself.

* An advertisement from the Argus 100 years ago:

South Wales Argus:

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7:24am Tue 8 Apr 14

Banjalucka says...

Richard Frame re-surrected this in 80s and a service was held in Bristol at the grave, where the Mayor and Neil Kinnock attended.
Richard Frame re-surrected this in 80s and a service was held in Bristol at the grave, where the Mayor and Neil Kinnock attended. Banjalucka
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7:56am Tue 8 Apr 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Fascinating stuff. Is that an early photographic portrait or an engraving of John Frost accompanying the above article? Although cross-hatching technique seems to be apparent for the background and the clothing, the way that the face is drawn is so realistic it seems to have a photographic quality about it.
Fascinating stuff. Is that an early photographic portrait or an engraving of John Frost accompanying the above article? Although cross-hatching technique seems to be apparent for the background and the clothing, the way that the face is drawn is so realistic it seems to have a photographic quality about it. Katie Re-Registered
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