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Sambo's Grave, Lancaster
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Sambo's Grave is the burial site of a dark-skinned cabin boy or slave, on unconsecrated ground in a field near the small village of Sunderland Point, near Heysham and Overton, Lancashire, North West England. Sunderland Point was a port, serving cotton, sugar and slave ships from the West Indies and North America, which declined after Glasson Dock was opened in 1787. It is a very small community only accessible via a narrow road, which crosses a salt marsh and is cut off at high tide.HistoryIn the early 18th century Sunderland Point was a port for Lancaster, serving ships too large to sail up to the town. According to the Lonsdale Magazine of 1822, Sambo had arrived around 1736 from the West Indies as a servant to the captain of an unnamed ship:It has also been suggested that Sambo may have died from a disease to which he had no natural immunity, contracted from contact with Europeans. He was buried in unconsecrated ground (as he was not a Christian) on the weatherbeaten shoreline of Morecambe Bay.
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  • Always a good walk (unless the weather is really bad of course and always make allowances for the tide!) with some interesting history thrown in!! A good place to take visiting friends and family. 
  • Nice walk out to Sambo's grave, I often sit and contemplate life and marvel at how accepting people 200 were compared to now. It's a thought provoking place to go and warms my heart to see the love an...  more »
  • If you love walking then this place is for you. Great scenery, great history and great location. I personally loved it but I'm not too sure on how many people will agree with me