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Lambeth Council: review into sites with historic links to the slave trade

Lambeth are working with the community to acknowledge and review locations in the borough with historic direct and indirect links to the trans-Atlantic slave trade and colonialism.

Yesterday marked the first event in this engagement (19 November). It included an introduction to the topic and context of each of the individual locations identified in the borough by Lambeth Archives Manager, Jon Newman. That was then followed by a discussion led by Cllr. Sonia Winifred, Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture along with Debbie Weekes-Barnard, Deputy Mayor of London for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement.

The video of the whole meeting is now available on line and can be viewed here.
The report on statues, monuments and street names that have associations with the trans-Atlantic slave trade and colonialism can be found here.

Further engagement is planned including a commonplace consultation where you can have a direct say.