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Laurence Westgaph

Laurence Westgaph is crowdfunding

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raised of £10,000 target by 26 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to Install a memorial to commemorate the slaves who lived, died and were buried in Liverpool, interred without a marker or without their names.

Liverpool, United Kingdom

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I am fundraising to ensure that a memorial to the slaves who lived, died and were buried in Liverpool is realised. Many of these individuals were not only interred without a marker but even without their names. For example, on 23 Sept 1778 "A Black boy belonging to Captain Penny" was buried at what is now St John's Gardens. Although we do not know many of their names these individuals deserve to be respectfully commemorated.

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  • Laurence Westgaph1 month ago
    Laurence Westgaph

    Laurence Westgaph

    1 month ago

    Thank you to those who have donated so far. We have a long way to go and would be really grateful if you would share this fundraiser thank you!

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Page last updated on: 11/27/2020 00.20

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26

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 27, 2020

    Great stuff, admire what you and your associates are doing.

    £20.00

  • Chris Kehoe

    Chris Kehoe

    Nov 14, 2020

    £20.00

  • david weedall

    david weedall

    Nov 13, 2020

    Good work....I support it

    £10.00

  • Nasra Elliott

    Nasra Elliott

    Nov 12, 2020

    Bringing history to Life,an asset to our city,well done Laurence!

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 10, 2020

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 8, 2020

    Doing an excellent job!

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 7, 2020

    £5.00

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Laurence Westgaph

Laurence Westgaph

Liverpool, United Kingdom

Laurence is an independent researcher, community historian, writer, broadcaster, and tour guide. His interest is in Liverpool’s role in the slave trade and how its legacies have benefited the city and impacted its built environment, civic, cultural, and educational institutions.

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