August 2019

We are happy to announce the eighth one-day programme dedicated to the history of maritime Cornwall to be held at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Discovery Quay, Falmouth on Saturday, 5th October 2019. Researchers, whether in universities or based at home, have been beavering away in archives and elsewhere discovering people, places and ships. We will hear the results of projects and research that illuminate our understanding of our maritime past.

This biannual day continues to prove popular and it is a good way to hear from a range of speakers. There are, as always, plenty of opportunities to chat with fellow attendees and to explore the museum.


This year we have the following topics for you:


  • ‘On the Brink’: The Story of G C Fox and Co of Falmouth – Charles Fox
  • Falmouth Pilots  – Tim Knight
  • Wrecks, Harbours and a Slaver: Flotsam from a solicitor’s office – Dr Lesley Trotter
  • An update on the Maritime Cornish Churches Project  – Victoria Jenner
  • 90 years of the Troy Fleet of Fowey  –  Marcus Lewis
  • Elizabeth Warren of Flushing, Victorian Plant Hunter   – Guy English
  • William Broad, Ships Agent and Merchant of Falmouth   – Linda Batchelor
  • Harveys of Hayle   – Daisy Culmer

Early booking is recommended as this event is always very popular.

Admission 09:30, conference starts 10:00 and ends 16:30

COST: Adults £30, Museum Ticket holders £25 (all tickets include all refreshments, lunch and admission to the Museum and Library).

Tickets can be purchased by telephoning 01326 313388 or at the front desk of the museum

Queries to Dr Helen Doe, Programme organiser

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