First Wednesday talk: 2nd December
Prof. Iain Moffatt – Life in the King’s Navy in the time of Nelson and Collingwood

press-gangWhat was life like for the common sailor in the Royal Navy of 200 years ago?

How did it compare with life ashore?

Did women really take part in the Battle of Trafalgar?

What methods did the press-gang employ to make up a ship’s complement?

What did Cuthbert Collingwood really think of his friend Horatio Nelson?

Our guest speaker this month, Professor Iain Moffatt, will be discussing topics like these in a story to stir the imagination of anyone with an interest in British Naval tradition

Hot food

Dave will be serving up salt pork and ship’s biscuit  hot pie and peas from 7:00. (Order from the bar on arrival).

Talk starts at 7:30 Wednesday 2nd December

See you there, shipmates!

Ray and Susan McGinty