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Sambo's Grave Lantern Walk

Sunderland Point LA3 3HR

Professor Alan Rice (Institute for Black Atlantic Research, UCLan Preston) will lead a guided walking tour of Sunderland Point bringing to life the story of the slave boy Sambo who was buried in a lonely rabbit warren looking over Morecambe Bay in around 1736.

The gravesite has been a site for reflection on the horrors of the slave trade and Lancaster’s involvement in it since the late eighteenth century right up until today with the site festooned with coloured stones and mementoes left by those affected by the story of the boy slave who died thousands of miles from his homeland.

Alan will discuss the important role of Lancaster in the Triangular Trade and place Sambo’s narrative in this context. Alan, whose expertise is the cultural history of the slave trade, has led numerous slave site tours in Lancaster and beyond and written about and broadcast from this site for the last two decades.

Please could all participants bring lanterns or torches, warm clothes and suitable footwear. All participants undertake the walk at their own risk.
Parking is limited on carpark at end of the causeway, so please share travel.
This event is free, but booking is essential, please email or phone Jo to confirm place: Tel. 07795468295

Followed by Deep Cabaret in the Reading Room at 8pm