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Nov 29, 2020

Usk's early abolitionists

One of the first towns in Wales to petition for the abolition of British colonial slavery was Usk. The town hall was the venue in 1792 for a meeting where lively concern was expressed for the "unparalleled miseries" of African victims of the slave ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

trade. Another anti-slavery meeting was held there in 1833, the year Britain abolished slavery. For more on the town hall's history - including its use as a police HQ, fire station and court - use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes there. Or click here