During 1787 abolitionist Thomas Clarkson started his research into the slave trade in Bristol and with the help of the landlord of the Seven Stars, gathered crucial evidence to condemn the trade. This pamphlet looks at how the histories of this pub and the abolition movement are intertwined and also some of the remarkable coincidences that link the name 'Seven Stars' with the slave trade.
The 1st edition was published to raise money for the Seven Stars plaque; now completely rewritten and revised it celebrates the completion of the plaque project and launches a new challenge - to make the Seven Stars the first pub to have UNESCO World Heritage status.
'The Seven Stars IS one of the most important buildings in the entire history of Bristol, if not the country. The spirit of freedom and progressive humanism that must have been evident here in Clarkson's day, is a testament to the power of the few, fighting to bring about positive change for the many. It stands as a symbol of the resistance that grew towards the vile Trade, and needs recognition on a global scale for the work done here. This pamphlet tells you why.' Paul Wratten - Landlord