John Newton in Liverpool – From slaver to customs official

Research into an area of Liverpool named Goree leads to discovering the workplace of John Newton, the slave trader turned preacher and most famously the author of Amazing Grace. In Part One of this series we covered the early history of an area in Liverpool named Goree that took its name from a Slave embarkationContinue reading “John Newton in Liverpool – From slaver to customs official”

Goree, Liverpool. Part One

An attempt to recreate the Liverpool strand of 1750 from original sources. In this first of a series of three posts we look at an area of Liverpool bearing the name Goree, this area would forever be linked to the city’s shameful involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Before the famous ‘Old Dock’ was openedContinue reading “Goree, Liverpool. Part One”

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