Slebech Story and the Knights Hospitallers: a talk by Robert Llewellyn Davies

7.30pm Wednesday 22nd February

The talk will take us back to the Crusades and the forming of the Knight Hospitallers of St John.  It will look at the important role Slebech Commandery played looking after pilgrims heading to St David’s Cathedral, recruiting and raising funds for the Crusaders.

The Barlow family played an important role in the development of Slebech Hall and were the squires for over 200 years, we will consider Lady Hamilton’s position at Slebech and the discovery of Peru and its connection with the Barlows.  The closing decades of the 18th century will see the Symmons in residence at Slebech before selling to William Knox.  We then move to Slebech and its connection with slavery.

The visual talk will take us to Minwear, Sister’s House, Castel Coch, Benegarduna and Sanctuary land and the journey felons would have taken making their way to the sea.

Tickets: £5 and are available to buy online or in person in the museum


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