February 6, 2011
ship's past goes in focus at Highbridge history talk
SS Great Britain will be the topic of North Sedgemoor Local History
Group's meeting in Highbridge this Wednesday (February 9th).
Janet Brinnand, a trustee of the SS Great Britain Trust, and
Commander Philip Unwin RN, a volunteer guide with the Trust, will
be the special guests for the talk in the Lecture Theatre of King
and Philip will give an illustrated talk about the life of Brunel's
SS Great Britain, the world's first ocean-going iron ship,"
the history group's John Strickland told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"They will cover her place in maritime history and the four
phases of her life, from transatlantic liner to floating warehouse
in the Falkland Islands, her remarkable salvage, and her return
to the Bristol dock from which she was first floated out 127 years
The event starts at 7pm and non-members are welcome to attend
for just £1.