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Shocking: New Hidden Slave Trade Sites In Wales Revealed

Shocking: New Hidden Slave Trade Sites In Wales Revealed

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By Our Reporter Two sites linked to Wales' hidden slave trade have been revealed by a high-tech history project. A former mansion in Swansea and the remains of a vicar's home in a Denbighshire seaside resort now boast plaques with QR codes that can be scanned by smart phones. The latest additions have been unveiled as part of Black History Month events. The first is the former home of copper baron Pascoe St Leger Grenfell at Kilvey Hill in Swansea. A well-respected member of the community, he was regarded as one of the architects of the city. The remains of Maesteg House at Kilvey Hill in Swansea now reveal the hidden links to the slave trade But his Maesteg House home was built with the proceeds of slave exploitation in Jamaica. He received the equivalent of £...