Where is it? #14

December 16, 2011

The latest in the series in which we ask you to identify where in London this picture was taken and what it’s of (or in this case who is the person named?). If you reckon you know the answer, leave a comment below. We’ll reveal the answer early next week. Good luck!

And the answer is…Congratulations to Janet Holmes who correctly named this as the grave of Granville Sharp, slavery abolitionist, located in the graveyard of All Saints Church, Fulham, in Fulham High Street close to Putney Bridge. Sharp was a driving force behind the London Committee of the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade and is also considered one of the founders of the African nation of Sierra Leone, thanks to his at first ill-fated work in helping former slaves to settle in the region the country now encompasses. The now Grade II listed grave monument was restored as part of celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of Britain’s Slave Trade Act in 2007. Sharp is buried with his brother and sister. For more on the church, see www.allsaints-fulham.org.uk.

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One Response to “Where is it? #14”

  1. Janet Holmes Says:

    All Saints Church, Fulham. Grave of Granville Sharp who was a founder member of the anti slavery movement.

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