Sambo's Grave
Sambo's Grave
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shauna_of_the_dead
Manchester, UK160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Was very humbling to see the grave of the poor boy taken as a slave and who died, RIP sambo. There was lots of painted stones there and I wish I’d taken one to leave there, it was a bit of a rush as we thought the tide would come in. 😩 Be aware you can’t drive up to the grave, you have to park at the bottom where the toilets are and walk, very muddy when we went down a dirt track.
Written 3 January 2022
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AJJP1
Appleby-in-Westmorland, UK1,301 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Humbling to see the reality of the past here in Lancaster.
And a moment to reflect on all the slaves not so lucky to have a known final resting point.
Written 16 October 2021
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Debra G
Ibstock, UK185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
After a ride down the tidal road, Sunderland Point we walked to pay our respects to a young boy who was taken as a slave from the west indies back in 1736 ish, sadly the poor boy was unable to speak our language and it is thought that he died from a disease to which he had no immunity, he was buried without a coffin or bier in the clothes he passed away in. It was a sad and emotional time however we were glad to have been.
Written 8 October 2020
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GrindTXX
Morecambe, UK3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Don't go it's been disneyfied and butchered. Someone has built a wooden hut and a neolithic round house and a huge wall. Sambo is no longer alone
Written 1 August 2020
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Francis
295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
As an added bonus of Sunderland Point, Sambo's Grave is a reminder of the history, the area's historic ties to the "new world trade".
Written 23 July 2020
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Jackie S
Bispham, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
What a lovely place to visit, it is one of those places that you can just stand still and wallow in the silence, just the sound of the water and birds, lovely walk to Sambos grave and back down past the cottages,
Written 18 January 2020
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Neil Bill
Birkdale, UK281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
After reading about Samboo at the Lancaster Maritime Museum, we drove out to see his grave, not too far and a really nice drive. Take care on the causeway and follow the signs to the grave, nice path and unusual shelter that you pass on the way is worth a visit.
Written 6 November 2019
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Tony Camp
Lancaster, UK212 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Sundeland point is a lovely lonely spot, great views over the Lune Estuary, and the grave is beautiful and simple . Worth a visit anmd some nice walks around the point .
Written 22 October 2019
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albeback1
Eccles, UK5,076 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Sambos Grave is a poignant reminder of the slave trade from our past. A short walk from Sunderland Point. Sad to see but worth a visit
Written 22 September 2019
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ebbypip
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Lancaster was a cruel place. The River Lune ran through the Sea and the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries had a massive Slave industry. Rich People and their companies and big homes came to bid and buy people from far away countries.
The Men, usually very big, muscular and Dark (Black) Skinned where used for heavy manual work, on farms, new discovery of factories and all sorts of heavy work. They weren't payed, just given food and bed or luckily a roof over their head but shared with others the same as him.
The Women that where bought were used as maids or 'Skivvies' that meant a person that does all sorts of housework and sometimes work in farms with the animals.
The Women scrubbed floors, washed clothes, made food, looked after children and sadly was very often the man of the house reaped her often and no-one helped.
If the "Sambo Man" found out he would attack the man but he would be beaten and often enough he would be killed or sold off to somewhere else.
Their lives where horrific and didn't live very long lives.
The 'Sambo's Grave' is there to remind us how dreadful we have been and hopefully never to do this again.
Written 20 September 2019
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