Wells Town Hall

Slavery-derived wealth helped to fund the construction of Wells Town Hall in 1779. Clement Tudway (1734-1815) was the largest contributor providing the sum of £40 (about £6,500 today). In 1818 his nephew, John Paine Tudway (1775-1835), presented the Hall with a chandelier which remains in place today.


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