Aldeburgh & District Local History Society Lecture: Down to the Sea in Ships
Speaker: Mike Macdowell
Date: Wednesday 19 October
Venue: Aldeburgh Church Hall
New members welcome
Having done 30 years’ service in the Royal Navy, local resident Mike has obviously a special feeling for his subject tonight. He will talk of shipping from East Anglia during the Tudor period, culminating in the golden age of Aldeburgh. It will include merchant shipping and fishing; also the birth of the “Fleet Royale” (the Royal Navy today). Illustrations of ships and charts will accompany his talk. Mike has been helped in the preparation and research for this talk by another of ADLHS members Tom Miller-Jones.