Stories from the past


A collection of LGBTQ+ stories from the past.

Rare witness statement reveals tragic story of executed gay couple (1753)
In 1753 Richard Arnold and William Pritchard were executed for “the detestable crime of buggery”. They were observed in the backroom of a Bristol alehouse by the innkeeper and his witness statement reveals rare details.

Alan Farr – victim of a Bath witch hunt (1941)
How a police raid on the wartime home of leading photographer Angus McBean led to tragedy.