Our next meeting (on Zoom):
An illustrated talk by David Hearn
on Wednesday 18th November at 7.30pm

When the Coronavirus Lockdown began, in March, we had to cancel our planned events. The first of these was a talk by David Hearn, who has now agreed to give his presentation remotely. If you are a member of the Wavertree Society and have access to the internet - whether using a PC, a tablet, an iPhone or an Android mobile - you are invited to attend.

The talk will take place on 18th November, starting at 7.30pm, and it should last about an hour including time for questions at the end.

If you are interested, please send an email to membership[at]
and we'll send you the necessary link to join the meeting.

The talk will cover the role of Liverpool in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and the contribution of slavery to the town's wealth, the expansion of the port and the growth of local industry and commerce during the 18th and 19th centuries. With the help of local examples, David will explain how places like Wavertree benefited from the slave trade and slavery, as Liverpool merchants prospered and were able to move out into the countryside surrounding the growing seaport.

David Hearn is a former banker and management consultant who went on to study History at LJMU and the University of Liverpool. He now runs a small publishing and heritage company - and tweets - under the name 'The Dusty Teapot'. He has recently written a book called 'The Slave Streets of Liverpool', which tells the stories behind over 100 streets with links to the international slave trade.

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