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A great statue, interesting and worth a visit.

This statue is by the river just off the high street on the old A47. It has been renovated in the... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Wisbech, United Kingdom
Its a good meeting point.

Not much to stay about it, it's a beautiful monument remembering wisbech's only notable heritage... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Charlotte U
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

This statue is by the river just off the high street on the old A47. It has been renovated in the last few years. It commemorates Thomas Clarkson who was the prime mover in the abolition of the slave trade. He recruited William Wilberforce. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Not much to stay about it, it's a beautiful monument remembering wisbech's only notable heritage. It also works as a good meeting point becuase it stands out.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Once teaching the centre of the Georgian Market Town of Wisbech you will be fortunate enough to be able to share some local history! Thomas Clarkson played a pivotal role in abolishing slavery, his memorial lays testament to this. If you like your local history...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Dave M
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a recently renovated statue to Thomas Clarkson one of the great children of Wisbech. This wonderful man led by his Christian beliefs raised up people everywhere to fight against slavery. He recruited William Wilberforce and he toured the country explaining to everyone what...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is an impressive memorial to an anti slavery person who, apart from those in Wisbech, no one knows about.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank alan_uk1953
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Thomas Clarkson is hardly ever mentioned when it comes to the work he did in the abolishment of slavery, he deserves more recomendation

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank KimCambsUK
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Well worth a look and tracing the history I was facilitated. Really beautiful memorial, and so well sculptured.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Sheilagh b
Reviewed 14 July 2017

A distinctive landmark and classic Victorian memorial to a man who deserves greater recognition as a lifelong campaigner against slavery, building a movement, initiated by Quakers, for which Wilberforce, as an MP and Anglican, became the necessary and more celebrated figurehead. Visit the museum to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank WatfordSimon
Reviewed 14 June 2017

As Australians, at first the name on the monument meant nothing to us, and we were basically taking in the well maintained structure and design. Started reading the inscriptions around the pedestal telling the story behind Clarkson's humanitarian achievements. He was definitely a favourite son...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 30 April 2017

How much can you say about a single monument? This one stands in a prominent position in the centre of Wisbech, and is quite well designed so it is pleasing to the eye. However, we doubt that is worth making a special effort to visit...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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