HistoryPoints News

Jan 25, 2021

Slavery opponents in Neath


Neath's old town hall is now 200 years old. When it was a decade old, it hosted a meeting to petition Parliament for abolition of slavery. Some Anglican clergymen spoke in support (despite others still owning slaves at the time). So did a Quaker, but in ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

such a quiet voice the audience couldn't hear his words. There was a further anti-slavery meeting in the hall in 1832, so it was a fitting venue in the 1880s for a performance by the first choir of freed American slaves to sing in concert halls. For more about the old town hall's colourful history over two centuries, use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes beside the front entrance to the hall. Or click here