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Our links with slavery come to the fore

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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 10:14 UK time, Thursday, 14 December 2006

We've started to research the region's historical links with slavery whilst looking for any legacy which still exists to this day because 2007 marks the Bi-Centenary of the Bill to Abolish the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

It interesting or perhaps shocking to think that some of the region's landmarks will have been built on the profits of slavery like the impressive Four Dogs gateway into the former Acton Hall, Wrexham.

They were built by Sir Foster Cunliffe whose grandfather was Mayor of Liverpool and who made the family fortune from slavery. And Sir Foster Cunliffe first used the Pant yr Ochain - now a well known gastro pub in Gresford - as a home for his daughters, according to the history books.

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