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Oct 17, 2020

Kilvey Hill's slavery connection

Visitors to Kilvey Hill, a popular viewpoint in Swansea, can now use their mobiles to discover how a mansion on the south-west slope was built by a businessman who had profited from slave labour in Jamaica. Pascoe ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

St Leger Grenfell received about £500,000 in today's money for the loss of his slaves after Britain abolished slavery. The slaves were given no compensation. He was praised for his good works in Swansea which included providing model housing for local workers. For more about the family and Kilvey Hill, use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the high-sided stone bench near the summit. Or click here