I met Maggie Bolton, the history editor for the Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society at the Society’s annual meeting, held in at the Museum of London in November last year. I had in my mind a piece about black history in Camden Town, and she encouraged me to get on and write it.
I knew I had material about the Jefferys/Pratts and the Wilmots, and decided to use the street names as the framework. It also became evident that the histories were about the slave trade and about emancipation rather than slavery directly.
The paper was accepted for publication, but the Transactions only comes out once a year, and the expected date is Christmas 2020. Because of current interest, I’ve put my final version of The Slave Trade and Emancipation Recalled by Streets in Camden Town on this web page.