Wincobank Hall, Mary Anne Rawson & the Read Family

A FREE illustrated Zoom talk by Penny Rea about Wincobank Hall, home of radical anti-slavery campaigner Mary Anne Rawson and her trail-blazing family.

The last vestiges of Wincobank Hall are the first village school built in 1841, and the school teacher’s house, now known as Upper Wincobank Chapel and Chapel House. On April 13th this year the Chapel building will be 180 years old. It is still well used by the community.

Mary Anne Rawson (1801 – 1887) was a determined campaigner for the universal abolition of slavery and supported education initiatives at home and abroad. She welcomed many important visitors to her Wincobank home including Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison and William Wilberforce.