Slave Trade in Wiltshire - Workshop Session

Slave purchase

KS2,3 History

Available in school or at the History Centre this session uses original sources to study the involvement of local families in the Transatlantic Slave Trade and evidence of black people living in Wiltshire between 1700 and 1900: This session is based on original documents from the archives including:

  • parish registers
  • local newspapers
  • letters
  • financial accounts
  • wills and other legal documents
  • illustrations

This session can be delivered as a free standing session or as Step 1 of the Campaign! Make an Impact programme.


Visits to the History Centre

Workshop sessions at the History Centre will use some original material from the archive. All visits to the History Centre include a tour of the strongroom and use of our public facilities; lockers, toilets, vending machines, area for eating lunch. There is full disabled access and a disabled toilet.

This session is available Monday-Friday
Sessions Morning 9.30am - 12noon
Afternoon 12.30pm - 3.00pm

Charge £3.00 per pupil +VAT
Maximum number 30 Tues-Fri
60 on Mondays

Visits to your school

Sessions at school will be delivered using replica material.
Charge £3.25 per pupil+VAT
Travel costs £17.50

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