Petition for the National Trust to commemorate the lives of slaves in Trengwainton Garden
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The well-known garden at Trengwainton in Penzance was funded by the Price Family and their involvement with slave labour between 1813 and 1833, with the Price Family being forced to sell Trengwainton when slavery was abolished in the colonies and subsequently led to the end of these sinister profits.
Though slavery was abolished in 1807, the Price Family continued to practice slavery for 26 years, with records showing that the family's slaves were treated abysmally, neglected and often died young.
This petition calls on the National Trust for a memorial to commemorate the many slaves whose lives were used and traded, and who died to fund the Price Family's construction of Trengwainton. It is important to recognise the history of the estate and inform visitors to this aspect of the story of the area, and the role black lives played.
Please consider signing this petition to show support for the lives lost at the hands of racism. We can not go back, but we can move forwards and remember those who suffered grave injustice.
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