14th October 2017
Exhibition Materials and a presentation on the Mount Pleasant Estate in Carriacou
The Slave Trade Legacies family met to create further exhibition materials for Cromford Mill. The group worked through the text that they would like to be presented on the new panels. This text explained the links between Derwent Valley Mills and enslaved labour alongside selected images.
Evadney Jalloh presented and updated us with the progress on the creative cotton textile design she had been working on. The group congratulated her on her progress and gave her good feedback on her creation and ideas for the design.
We were then joined by Daniel Shade and Abigail Bernard, direct descendants of the enslaved people who were forced to work on the Mount Pleasant Estate in Carriacou. They spoke to us about their research and we learnt that the plantation was owned by Thomas Tarleton who supplied cotton to the Strutts of Derwent Valley. We found that this was a fascinating connection with our own research on Derwent Valley Mills.
We would like to give a massive thank you to Daniel and Abigail for sharing their stories and research with us. Daniel and Abigail’s presentation inspired the slave trade legacies family and motivated them to keep on doing their best work for the Newstead and Cromford exhibitions.