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Liverpool remembers slave trade
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Liverpool was Europe's principal slave port in the 18th century
People in Liverpool were marking the city's darker past with a Slavery Remembrance service on Tuesday.

The multi-faith service to remember the victims of slavery was being held at St Nicholas Church, in the city centre.

Liverpool was regarded as the principal slave port in Europe by the 1740s and the trade contributed much of the city's wealth during the 18th century.

The service is one of many commemorations being held across the world for Slavery Remembrance Day.

It is held each year on 23 August - the anniversary of an uprising in 1791 of African slaves on the Caribbean island of St Domingo, now called Haiti.




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