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Memorial to a Merchant, The Edward Colston Monument, Bristol

Memorial to a Merchant, The Edward Colston Monument, Bristol
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This monument was put up in 1895 to Edward Colston. It stands in Colston Avenue, Bristol. Colston took a very active part in the financing and planning of the African slave trade in the 17th century. He used his wealth charitably including founding schools, hospitals and almshouses. His name is very common in Bristol as streets and buildings have been named after him. There is even a Colston's day celebration for Bristol schools.

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