Jamaican’s jour­ney to Llan­dudno

North Wales Weekly News - - FRONT PAGE -

THE WIDOW of a man who grew up on a slave trader’s plan­ta­tion is cam­paign­ing to bring his lifestory to a wide au­di­ence.

En­rico Sten­nett grew up on a sugar plan­ta­tion in Ja­maica and lived in Llan­dudno un­til his death in 2011, aged 85.

His widow Mary, now of Rhos on Sea, is sell­ing his re­mark­able au­to­bi­og­ra­phy.

She said her fu­ture hus­band was of mixed race. His mother was of mixed race and his fa­ther was in­dige­nous to Ja­maica but died when he was a baby.

She said: “She took him as a baby to very rich peo­ple who ran the slave plan­ta­tion with slaves. The fam­ily took him in an brought him up to be an over­seer. They bought him a horse and he went round check­ing the con­di­tions of work­ers which he chron­i­cled in his book.”

Mr Sten­nett em­i­grated to the UK, be­com­ing a reg­u­lar speaker at Hyde Park Cor­ner in London.

En­rico Sten­nett’s au­to­bi­og­ra­phy Buckra Massa Pick­ney (Lulu pub­lish­ing, hard­back £20) Ring 01492 338789.

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