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210 Abolition – Lancaster slave trade port to Fairtrade City 25th/26th March 2017

Lancaster slave trade port to Fairtrade City
25th/26th March 2017

The FIG Tree was awarded a grant of £52,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2015 to explore Lancaster’s role in the slave trade during the 18th century, as well as the area’s involvement in promoting fair trade. To celebrate the end of the project, an exciting weekend of events will take place on 25th/26th March 2017, commemorating 210 years since the act was passed to abolish the British Transatlantic slave trade. As part of ‘210 Abolition – Lancaster slave trade port to Fairtrade City’ several events will take place in Lancaster including a Regency Banquet and Ball at the Borough; a service, lecture and chocolate workshops at The Priory; and Quaker worship and slave trade / Fair Trade Debate at the Friends Meeting House. The abolition of the slave trade act was passed exactly 210 years earlier on 25th March 1807.

Visit our 210 Abolition page for programme and booking details 

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. crisisactiongiveaways.top / September 9, 2017

    The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, another slaving port, is considering a temporary exhibition of the Dutch trade and determining how the subject can be permanently incorporated in the major refurbishment of their museum.

    • The FIG Tree / September 13, 2017

      Thanks for sharing that with us. As you’ll gather we believe that in order to move forward we must acknowledge our past, no matter how difficult that may be and then we can take positive action today. And after all Amsterdam is also a Fair Trade City. I hope the museum decides to proceed in this way.

  2. onepch.com / September 14, 2017

    The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, another slaving port, is considering a temporary exhibition of the Dutch trade and determining how the subject can be permanently incorporated in the major refurbishment of their museum.

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    • The FIG Tree / September 26, 2017

      Of course more than happy for you to use any of the materials and information on the site. We are an educational social enterprise and the more people who benefit from our work the better.

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