Event 4:   “Thomas Fowell Buxton and Slavery” by Joyce Fannon

Date/Time
Date(s) - 12 February, 2015
2:30 pm

Thomas Fowell Buxton has been termed “Dorset’s Wilberforce”.  He was Weymouth’s MP from 1818 – 1837 and was owner of the Georgian Palladian mansion of Bellfield House, Wyke Regis.  He was an important abolitionist and philanthropist.  As successor in Parliament to Wilberforce, he spearheaded the campaign against slavery, and abolition was finally achieved throughout the British Empire, by Act of Parliament, in 1833.

The Thomas Fowell Buxton Society, of which Joyce is Secretary, was founded in 2011 in Weymouth and aims to erect a monument, designed and executed by Weymouth College masonry students on Bincleaves Green in Weymouth.

Joyce’s talk will be inspiring and informative about a man Weymouth had forgotten!

(parking is available at the rear of the Church)

Cost:        Members £2.50        Non-members £3.00

Location
St Aldhelm’s Centre
Spa Road
Weymouth
DT3 5EW

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