During my visits to the Deep South I visited the old Colonial Mansions in Greenville, Savanna and Charleston also Georgia.
Not all the so-called slaves had a rough time. They had a roof over their head and were fed.
During the war we lost our house in the blitz. We lived in a village hall sleeping on the floor and in air raid shelters up to our knees in water. We would have swapped these conditions for what I saw of the conditions of the so-called slaves in the Deep South.
My advise to those of you who are trying to get rid of the name Colston: if you do not like it, move home.
Edward Colston's contribution to Bristol was immense.
Letter, Bristol Evening Post, 18/11/2018