Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The Story of Samuel Wilberforce


You have heard of William Wilberforce the famous MP and friend of John Newton, writer of the song
Amazing Grace
the ex slave trader, who turned to Christianity and had a profound impact on the life of William Wilberforce to eventually get a bill through parliament to abolish human slavery in England over 200 years ago,

Well on this very spot, marked with a cross and plaque near to the N22 Cycle route in the Abinger Roughs, Samuel Wilberforce the son of William fell of his Horse, while riding with Lord Glanville in 1873 and died. Its just another little peice of History to follow in the Surrey Hills. Rumour has it on a windy night you can hear him riding his horse through the woods to this day

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