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The Watt Institution

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15 Kelly St
Greenock, Scotland PA16 8JX United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7969 5316 https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/

November 2020

Sensing Sugaropolis

20 November, 2020, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Watt Institution, 15 Kelly St
Greenock, Scotland PA16 8JX United Kingdom
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Activities will be taking place both in-person (socially distanced) and online. Pick up your own sensory kit to discover the sites and smells of the recent history of Greenock’s sugar industry at home. Once a busy trading port of the British Empire known as ‘Sugaropolis’, Greenock became a global hub for sugar refining in the mid-19th century, built on wealth generated from imports arriving from Caribbean plantations which depended on the labour of imported enslaved Africans. Shipyard and refinery owners…

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