Clarkson Memorial, Wisbech

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The Clarkson Memorial in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England commemorates Thomas Clarkson (1760 – 1846), a central figure in the campaign against the slave trade in the British empire, and a former native of Wisbech. It is a Grade II* listed building.
The memorial consists of a statue mounted on a platform. Above this, rises a canopy, in the form of a spire. The whole structure is 68 feet (20.6 m) high. On three of the four sides are carved bas-reliefs, representing William Wilberforce and Granville Sharp, both prominent figures in the campaign against the slave trade, and a manacled slave in a beseeching attitude. The fourth side bears an inscription to the memory of Clarkson.
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  • Worth checking out if you're walking round Wisbech, a town small enough to enjoy on foot. You'll pass the memorial, an impressive edifice with interesting relief features, if going from the church...  more »
  • This statue is by the river just off the high street on the old A47. It has been renovated in the last few years. It commemorates Thomas Clarkson who was the prime mover in the abolition of the slave....  more »
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