Following the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, Lambeth Council has been carrying out a review of which statues, monuments and street names in the borough have links to the slave trade.Having identified them, Lambeth is inviting views on what, if anything, to do about it.
Perhaps surprisingly the John Tradescants, after whom Tradescant Road is named, appear on the list for the following connection:
“John Tradescant the Elder and the Younger, Lambeth gardeners who made occasional use of slave trade vessels travelling to N America and Africa for the transport of botanical and anthropological specimens.”
Do you have a view? You can give Lambeth Council your views here: https://lambethunited.commonplace.is/proposals/street-names/step1 (the main website is here: https://lambethunited.commonplace.is/ )