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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
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.
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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
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.
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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
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