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Sir John Moore – a contradictory legacy


New research on how Sir John Moore made his money reveals a contradictory legacy.

New research on how Sir John Moore made his money reveals a contradictory legacy. The primary source of his wealth, as a London merchant, was the sale of lead mined in the Pennines to customers in England, Europe and Asia. Later in his career he was also linked with the East India Company’s use of slaves in its overseas trading posts and to the Royal African Company’s transport of slaves to the Caribbean. The Foundation recognises the serious ethical issues raised by slavery which are unacceptable to our present values. It will promote an open and honest discussion of these as an essential part of its future activities.

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Recognition for Local History Café Extended Volunteers

Congratulations to our Local History Café Extended Group who received a Highly Commended Award in the Volunteer Team of the Year category in the recent Leicestershire and Rutland Heritage Forum Heritage Awards.

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Sir John Moore – a contradictory legacy

New research on how Sir John Moore made his money reveals a contradictory legacy.

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Invitation to tender

Improvements to site facilities.

 

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Culture Rescue Fund

We are delighted to be receiving funding support from the Culture Rescue Fund. This is key in helping us adapt to the covid-19 impact and allowing us to maintain our magnificent Grade 1 listed site, which has been as school for over 300 years.

 

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