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Historic site, Broad Street

Broad Street, Bristol


Photograph of Historic site, Broad Street. The first open meeting in Bristol on the abolition of the slave trade occurred in 1788, in the medieval Guild Hall (now demolished) in Broad Street. A petition was drawn up there and signed by, among others, Alderman John Harris, George Daubeny (Merchant Venturer and one time mayor), Josiah Tucker (by then the Dean of Gloucester), the Dean of Bristol, the Baptist minister Caleb Evans and the radical minister of Lewin’s Mead congregation, John Prior Estlin.

With thanks to the authors of the Slave Trade Trail around Central Bristol, Madge Dresser, Caletta Jordan, Doreen Taylor.

Creator: David Emeney

Date: 2003

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

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