Edward Colston statue, Bristol

David Carton

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Edward Colston statue, Bristol

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A statue, designed by John Cassidy, was erected in the centre of Bristol in 1895 commemorating Colston. He was widely viewed as an inspirational figure for the city, due to his donations of money to schools and other causes. His name permeates the city in such landmarks as Colston Tower, Colston Hall, Colston Avenue, Colston’s Girls’ School and Colston’s School. He is also remembered, particularly in schools, by Colston’s Day, on 13 November. A regional bread bun, the Colston bun, is named after him. Source Wiki.

Much of his wealth, although used often for philanthropic purposes, was though acquired through the trade and exploitation of slaves.

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