Buxton anti-slavery monument unveiled in Weymouth
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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