During the 18th century, the FitzHerbert family of Tissington Hall in Derbyshire inherited four plantations on Jamaica. This talk describes the slave trade from the African coast, the names given to the slaves, the sugar making process from planting the cane pieces to distilling rum and conditions on these plantations. There is a small exhibition and browse books provide supplementary information.
Dates to be arranged – please contact Frances
This talks stands alone or can be included with a trip to Tissington Hall in season.
Bittersweet: A Story of Four Jamaican Plantations Wyre Forest Press 2007 £3.00
Available from www.franscript.co.uk
Bittersweet: Slavery and the Exploitation of Human Resources Derby Cathedral: 2002
Bittersweet exhibition, talk and booklet launched at Tissington Hall as part of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade: 2007
Bittersweet: A Story of Four Jamaican Plantations Ashbourne talk: 15 December 2018, 16 & 18 February 2019