Norfolk’s Hidden Heritage is a fascinating, if now dormant web site written by the Norwich & Norfolk Racial Equality Council in partnership with Norfolk Records Office and the Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service.

The site was created  in 2007 to mark the bicentenary of the UK’s Abolition of the Slave Trade Act. It’s introductory page states:

“You may be surprised to know that Norfolk played an important role in all parts of the Slave Trade. People from Norfolk owned plantations in the West Indies, slave ships left from Norfolk ports and many people from Norfolk fought against slavery and were at the forefront of the abolitionist campaign.”

The site’s timeline and it’s page on Norfolk’s Black Heritage are of particular interest. And features, for example, the Donnington Castle slave plantation, Jamaica (pictured above) which was the property of the Dalling family of Norfolk.

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