This guided walk explores Deptford’s links to the history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Follow the route to uncover stories of some of the local people who played an important role in the beginnings of the slave trade or the campaign for its abolition, which was achieved in 1807. Until Liverpool and Bristol eventually became the main slave-trading ports, London was an important slave trading port. Ships sailed from London to Africa to trade.
African people were kidnapped and made to work as slaves on plantations in British colonies in the Caribbean. These colonies were protected by the British Royal Navy, whose ships were built and prepared for voyages at the royal dockyards at Deptford.
The guide with notes is available as a pdf here