Sir Geoff Palmer shares “hugely poignant” evidence of slave trade on Antiques Roadshow

By Jolene Campbell

Sir Geoff, who is leading the Edinburgh Slavery and Colonialism Legacy Review Group, said the silver items were a stark reminder of the 630,000 slaves forced to wait more than a decade for their freedom after the abolition was delayed by controversial Scottish figure Henry Dundas.

One of the bowls valued for Sir Geoff was a Scottish basin made by George Fenwick of Edinburgh dated 1806, one year before the delayed abolition of slave trading by British Ships in 1807.

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