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Dawlish News
Dawlish News
04 Oct 2021 07:41

The name Devon was first used as a personal name when slave-owners bestowed it on enslaved men

These men and women were from other parts of the UK or migrated from the colonies. It is noticeable how peripatetic their lifestyles were: some rapidly moved around England to live for short periods in such places as London, Bath and in the fashionable resorts. In Devon they mostly lived along the seaside in Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Torquay and Ilfracombe. Few chose inland towns.

Read more... https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/devons-forgotten-slave-trade-finally-5997715

Carer
Carer
04 Oct 2021 16:52

What about us being slaves to the Romans? Or doesn't that matter?

Also in the middle ages when us slaves were referred to as 'Serf's?

Or doesn't that matter?

Yes people, Us British have been slaves in history but we don't harp on about it!!!!!

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burneside
burneside
05 Oct 2021 09:04

Europeans, many from the south west, were captured by the Barbary pirates and sold into slavery in North Africa.  You don't hear much about that these days.

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DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
09 Oct 2021 07:47

Oh dear the colour of my skin stops me being successful, baaaaaa, baaaaa, baaaaaa, snoooooooore.

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