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Merchant Venturers’ Almshouse

The Merchant Venturers' Almshouse


Photograph of Historic site, Merchant Venturers’ Almshouse, King Street, Bristol.Rebuilt in 1696, the almshouse was intended for convalescent and old sailors to see out their days. Another notable almshouse is on St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, founded by Edward Colston, containing panelling, reputedly from a slaver.Colston was a prominent sugar merchant, charitable donator, and an official on the board of London-based trading company,the Royal African Company.

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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