Walk: Contested History with Madge Dresser: Bristol Slavery Trail

Madge Dresser

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The Bristol slavery trail was first devised in 1999 but has gone through many different interpretations since. This walk, led by Madge Dresser, who has been working on the trail since that time, will concentrate on Central Bristol and will include revelations based on new original research. It will debunk some myths, show some of the many different ways the city’s prosperity was based on the labour of enslaved Africans, and consider some current controversies arising from the city’s slaving past and how it should be remembered.

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Concessions apply to Full Time Students, Job Seekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit claimants, over 60s and disabled people. Staff and students at the following organisations can purchase tickets at the Partner Rate: Arts Council England, Bristol City Council, Business West, University of Bristol and UWE. Please note that no refunds/exchanges are possible for tickets already purchased at the higher price.

Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit latecomers.

This walk will meet in the upstairs foyer of Watershed.

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