Bristol Slave Trade Walk

May 23, October 31, 2021

Discover the impact of the slave trade on Bristol and Britain with an informative tour by a passionate Blue Badge Tour Guide.

The walk on the slave trade and its impact on Bristol, will incorporate the 1,000 year history of Bristol as a port, a summary history of Bristol’s participation in the English and British slave trade including the abolition of the slave trade in 1807 and the abolition of slavery in 1833, and reference to Bristol born Edward Colston, an official of the Royal African Company, and his divisive legacy to Bristol. The walk will take in the historic harbour of Bristol including the Floating Harbour, the City Centre, Park Street, Bristol Cathedral, Pero’s Bridge, and John Cabot’s statue by the Arnolfini.

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