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Admiral Kelly – Saltford’s Unlikely Hero

Phil Harding

Mon 22 July
7:30 pm
- 9:00 pm BST

£3.00 – £6.00
Local History

Who was Admiral Kelly, and what has he got to do with Saltford, a riverside village between Bristol and Bath?

Phil Harding MBE, and Chairman of Saltford Environment Group is about to fill you in on one of Somerset’s great untold stories. Until Phil researched the remarkable life of Admiral Benedictus Marwood Kelly, little was known of this nineteenth century naval officer who played such a dangerous and influential role in helping to finally end the African slave trade.

Discover how Kelly, senior officer of the West Africa Squadron from 1818 to 1822, undertook perilous anti-slavery patrols which led to over 300 slaves being liberated. Join Phil Harding as he describes key aspects of Admiral Kelly’s life and legacy.


Mon 22 July
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
£3.00 – £6.00
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