Currently lying empty, O & M Sheds are awaiting redevelopment and strategically positioned exactly where this 1,000 year history happened; Wulfstan and Clarkson investigating the slave trade 700 years apart, the epicentre of the 1831 Reform Riots, the start of radical literatureRobinson Crusoe那Gulliver’s TravelsandTreasure Island。
Local residents have come up with the superb idea of a History Hub. Due to the unique history of this area the idea has developed into a scheme to create a much needed memorial to the victims of the slave trade and a visitor centre/museum. Three rooms each dedicated to its own related and inter-related topic; one large Abolition Room and two smaller rooms for Reform and, through Robert Louis Stevenson, the part played by ideas, art and literature. A spur to other related visual arts and beliefs.
布里斯托尔历史悠久的浮动港，O＆M棚的最后开发部分在威尔士金博宝亚洲体育队的码头旁边，在皇后广场和河沿，毗邻Redcliff Bridge和寺庙米德斯到千禧广场的布鲁尔英里。The sheds are positioned either side of locations ‘C’ & ‘D’ of the Treasure Island Trail which takes people from historic King Street to M Shed and are in the perfect place to enhance the ‘String of Pearls’ of visitor attractions along the dockside.
在世界的其他地方可以提供这个combination of history and locale.
For Reform Birmingham, Derby, Nottingham and Peterloo, Manchester.
Just yards away, and by preaching every Sunday for months on end, St Wulfstan got the 400 year old slave trade between Bristol and Dublin banned in 1090. In the 12TH.Century king Henry II used resumption in this trade to seize Ireland.
从这些非常徒段，Bristol Merchants从金博宝亚洲体育15岁开始探索新世界TH.Century and dallied with the African slave trade from as early as the 16TH.世纪。
In the 17TH.非洲贸易获得了世纪的法律进入。从1640年的非符合者，如浸信会和奎克斯在其所有形式中谈到了奴隶制，其中包括一个名为Francis的“Blackymore Maide”，他真正被威尔士队的回归。许多人受到迫害，做出了良好的牺牲。
Early in the 18TH.Century Bristol pirates and privateers inspired the works of Defoe and Swift; abandonment, pro and anti-colonialism respectively. They also inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to explore topics such as duality (good and bad in John Silver and Dr Jekyll) and kidnapping. The creation of literature’s first ever Treasure Map in King Street.
18岁TH.Century saw the growth of anti-slavery sentiment through John Wesley and Thomas Clarkson, both of whom had valuable local assistance. This led directly to Abolition of the slave-trade throughout the British Empire in 1807 and emancipation in 1838.
Emancipation eventually happened because of three things coming together: –
- Slave rebellions
- The abolition movement in Britain
- Parliamentary Reform (pro-slavery MP’s losing their seats)
A long overdue memorial to the victims of slavery so that people can remember and reflect, contemplate and heal – on the quayside adjacent to the old Redcliff Ferry slipway in full view of King William’s statue in the centre of Queen Square. Additional sight lines from Bristol Bridge, Redcliff Bridge and across the water from the Exploration sculpture – near the Seven Stars pub where Clarkson was based.
文学中最伟大的反英雄，龙约翰银，与他的混合遗产妻子在他们的布里斯托尔酒吧外的雕塑金博宝亚洲体育Spy-Glass(reckoned to be the nearby墙上的墙壁).
A learning centre for children and adults, schools and universities, locals and visitors, acknowledging Bristol’s development and the actions of all its citizens; previously, currently and in the future.
A working party of Destination Bristol, Bristol City Museums Archives and Libraries and local community groups led by the Long John Silver Trust (RLS ECR), Welsh Back Association, Counter Colston and Bristol Radical History Group [BRHG] coming together and making this extremely valuable resource happen for Bristol.
Grant funding applications made by all four community groups inside the Collective.
The Slavery Memorial should be treated on its own and perhaps made the subject of an international competition to find a suitably sensitive and stunning design.
“废除原因是世界上第一个伟大的人权运动。”- Adam Hochschild.