Beilby goblet commemorating the launch of a new ship of the Spedding family involved in the Whitehaven Slave Trade.

The goblet of enamelled glass bears on one side the Royal Arms of George III and on the reverse a sailing ship and the inscription: Success to the African trade of Whitehaven.


J.T.Nickels; by descent.

The Beacon Museum

West Strand, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 7LY

Opening times

Tue – Sun, 10am – 4.45pm

Open Mon during school holidays and Bank Holiday Mondays

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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