Lancaster Slave Trade, Abolition and Fair Trade Trail Walk 1

Lancaster was the fourth largest English port, after Bristol, London and Liverpool to engage in the Atlantic Slave Trade. These walks, led by experts who explain the history as they go, take the visitor to key sites in the city, from the former Sugar House and the dwellings of former slave owners, up to the Castle and the Priory Church, down to the Maritime Museum on St George’s Quay, where the slave ships docked, and finishes at the Judge’s Lodgings Museum at the top of Cable Street.

Organised by Lancaster Black History Group, there will be two walks starting at the Quaker Meeting House in Meeting House Lane near the railway station and finishing at the Judge’s Lodgings. The first walk will be led by Alan Rice, on whose research the original trail was based.

The Lancaster Slave Trade, Abolition and Fair Trade Trail is the work of many organisations at different times, and has grown from the original version to include Fairtrade and Quaker Heritage Sites. Supporters and funders include: The Friends of Lancaster Maritime Museum, Lancaster Black History Group, The FIH Tree (Garstang), Global Link, UCLan, CASEI, Lancaster University, Institute for Black Atlantic Research and Lancaster City Council.

Image of Friends Meeting House by Clem Rutter, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence.


25 Mar 2023


11:00 am


Starting at the Quaker Meeting House

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