Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton monument revealed in Weymouth
Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton was a driving force behind the abolition of slavery in the 1800s.
Now the people of Weymouth in Dorset have paid tribute to the campaigner with a monument being erected in his memory.
The monument, which cost £90,000, was carved by Weymouth College stonemasonry students.
Sir Buxton was a former MP for Weymouth and led the way to getting slavery abolished across the British Empire in 1833.
There are also memorials to him in London, Jamaica and Sierra Leone.
06 Jun 2017
- From the section Dorset