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An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade

An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade

Description:

Document: An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade, 25th March 1807. The abolition of the slave trade in British territories and ships took effect on 1st May 1807.

Date: 25th March 1807

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

The Tomb of Robert Aldworth and his Wife

Painting of tomb

Description:

The Tomb of Robert Aldworth and his Wife Martha in St Peter’s Church, 1825, by Edward Cashin. Robert Aldworth owned Bristol’s first sugar processing house. The painting of his tomb shows the sugar loaves carved on it. These can be seen at the bottom right hand corner of the tomb.

Creator: Edward Cashin

Date: 1825

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:M2667

Map of the country 11 miles round Bristol

Map of the country 11 miles round Bristol

Description:

Map of the country 11 miles round Bristol by B Donne, 1804. Some of the houses on the map have links with the slave trade.

Creator: B Donne

Date: 1804

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

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