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Historic site, Redcliffe Parade

Redcliffe Parade, Bristol


Photograph of Historic site, Redcliffe Parade. A fine row of 18th-century houses with stunning views across the docks. Ship owner Thomas King’s family lived in one of these houses. The goods he traded directly with Africa included palm oil, ivory and redwood (used for making dye). King, and ship builder and merchant Sydenham Teaste owned a number of ships, including the African Queen . Unlike Teaste, King does not appear to have traded in slaves. King was able to watch his ships being built in the docks below from his house on Redcliffe Parade.

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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