Maritime History Day


Pirates, the slave trade, oceanic exploration and the East India Company are among the topics covered in a maritime history day at Poole Museum on Saturday 5th April, organised by the South West Maritime History Society.


10 00   Museum opens, register,  coffee 

10 30   Welcome to Poole and Introduction.

10 40   Kevin Patience [ex East African Colonial, steam & maritime engineer, diver, wreck explorer] ‘Send a gunboat – looking at Zanzibar, the Slave trade & Royal Navy   on East African coast  ‘   

11 40   Nigel Pearce [ex oceanographer, expedition doctor & retired GP] ‘The South Atlantic, St Helena, The Atlantic Slave Trade and Western Cape Province S.A.’

12 40 – 14 00   Lunch (not included).  Poole Quay / The Museum café.

14 00    Tom Wareham [curator of the Museum of London Docklands]  ‘The pirate Captain Kidd & his influence on the East India Company’

15 00     John Dinley FRCS, PhD, [retired orthopaedic surgeon, marine scientist, deep blue researcher] ‘The Royal Research Ships brought up to date’. Including excellent video clips.

16 00 -16 20    Review, wind down and depart.

Cost, just £10.

Please reply to Dr Nigel  Pearce, 91 Orchard Avenue, Parkstone, Poole BH14 8AH Tel. 01202 745573 giving your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address and enclosing a cheque (made payable to the South West Maritime History Society).
or e-mail: with your application and pay on the day.






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