TQ4163 : The Wilberforce Oak

taken 6 years ago, near to Keston, Bromley, Great Britain

The Wilberforce Oak
The Wilberforce Oak
Behind the fence is all that remains of a historic tree and its replacement. It was on this spot in 1788 that reformer William Wilberforce resolved to begin the task of abolishing the slave trade. It took nearly twenty years for his vision to be fulfilled. However it was not until 1833 that slavery was abolished in the British Empire. Although ironically not in the U.K as the law didn't actually recognise one individuals right to own another. It is only in recent times due to people trafficing that parliament has needed to pass legislation explicitly outlawing indentured labour. In 1862 TQ4163 : Wilberforce's Bench was erected to commemorate the event. On it is carved an extract from Wilberforce, diary read it at TQ4163 : Wilberforce's Diary. Take a look at the view at TQ4163 : Across the Vale.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 21 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 23 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Historic site > Historic site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4195 6327 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:21.0471N 0:2.2207E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4198 6327
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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