Prestwich Memorial

Prestwich Memorial/ Cape Town

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Buitengracht St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001

The Prestwich Memorial remembers the many slaves who were buried in a mass grave at this site with no marking or names. 

The Prestwich Memorial is the result of an urban planning mistake. When digging started in this area, a mass grave was uncovered dating back to the early colonial period. A decision was made to commemorate the dead with this memorial as they had been buried without any name or notice. The memorial centre hosts some exhibitions.


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