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Actor dressed as John Wesley

Actor dressed as John Wesley

Description:

The New Room, John Wesley’s Chapel, Bristol. Founding date 1739.

Actor (Mark Topping) dressed as John Wesley preaching from the pulpit in John Wesley’s Chapel, in Bristol, where Wesley preached against slavery. He was a campaigner for the abolition of the slave trade.

Creator: David Emeney

Date: 2004

Copyright: Copyright Bristol City Council

John Wesley’s room

John Wesley's room

Description:

John Wesley’s New Room, Bristol.

John Wesley’s room showing table, chairs and fireplace with desk in the foreground.

John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist Church. He was an Abolitionist and a preacher, who wrote and preached against the slave trade.

Creator: David Emeney

Date: 2004

Copyright: Copyright Bristol City Council

Interior of chapel

Interior of chapel

Description:

John Wesley’s New Room, Bristol.

Interior of chapel showing pews and pulpit, with benches on the balcony in the foreground.

John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist Church. He was an Abolitionist and a preacher, who wrote and preached against the slave trade.

Creator: David Emeney

Date: 2004

Copyright: Copyright Bristol City Council

Historic site, St. Mary Redcliffe Church

St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol

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Historic site, St. Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol. Local myth has it that this famous parish church held slaves in the caves below before they were sold, but there is no written evidence for this. It is said that in 1791 the bells of St. Mary’s were rung in celebration when a law to end slavery was defeated in Parliament. The bells were rung out whilst the citizens of the city celebrated. This was true of many Bristol curches. In fact, a traveller coming to the city from Wales was so disgusted by the noise of celebrations that he supposedly turned around and went home rather than enter the city. There are no records in the church accounts which might support this myth.

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

Creator: BCC Museum

Date: 2003

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

John Wesley’s Chapel

John Wesley's chapel

Description:

The New Room, John Wesley’s Chapel, Bristol. Founding date 1739.

John Wesley’s Chapel, in Bristol, where Wesley preached against slavery. He was a campaigner for the abolition of the slave trade.

Creator: David Emeney

Date: unknown

Copyright: Copyright Bristol City Council

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