Bells Jetty

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At the time an open plaza ran down to the sea with a small hut for trade in fish and meat. Today a coun shell is still used by fishermen to announce a fresh catch. Take a stroll across the site of the former slave market at the centre of the plaza you will notice a rot iron Victorian style memorial which marks the old block with slave auctions occurred you will also tread on the cobbled area that supported stocks and gallows with slaves and runaways were displayed punished and/or executed the iron fountain.

Slaves would have landed at this very spot, then taken to the Barracoon building in chains and shackles, where they would be stored like cattle.

On auction day they would be taken along the road to the open old market where they would be sold.

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