fri22mar6:00 pmfri7:00 pm200 Years of Gloucester Docks Histories & Stories from the PortTony Conder

Time

(Friday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

Ivor Gurney Hall

by foot off Pitt Street. Please note there is no parking at the school for this event.

Event Details

 £7

Gloucester Docks, the most inland seaport in Great Britain, opened to the firing of guns and the ringing of church bells in 1827 and its history offers a fascinating glimpse into Victorian city and maritime life. Historian Tony Conder tells the story of the Tall Ships that came from the Continent, the Baltic and North America, the people who worked on them and the townsfolk that lived alongside. From dock policemen to sailors, he offers a compelling portrait of Gloucester in the Victorian Age telling the stories of the people and events that shaped the 160 years of the working port.

Tony Conder is one of Britain’s leading experts on canals and waterways. For 25 years he was Curator of the British Waterways Collection, opened Gloucester’s National Waterways Museum in 1988 and took its collection to national designated status in 1999.

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