In 2006, Lancaster Maritime Museum and the Judges' Lodgings worked in partnership with Litfest in Lancaster and BBC Radio Lancashire to commission three writers to create three new ten-minute pieces for radio.

The pieces are based on the writers' research using Lancaster Maritime Museum and the Judges' Lodgings archives of material relating to Lancaster's involvement with the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

My play, Margins, focused on a Lancastrian Quaker who has just entered into the trade, in a short play that looks at the ethical struggle between the realities of the trade and his faith

The plays were broadcast on Radio Lancashire on the 5th November 2006.

The project was related to the ‘ABOLISHED?’ programme of exhibitions and events marking the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in 2007.

Image above: Lancaster Litfest / CC BY 2.0

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