The Tall Ship Glenlee celebrates the anniversary of her launch in 1896 every year in the first week of December. The Mary Rose Trust’s Christopher Dobbs will give this year’s anniversary lecture, which will be followed by a story gathering event when audience members are invited to share their memories of the Glenlee.
Maritime Archaeologist Christopher Dobbs started his career on the Mary Rose in 1979, supervising the excavation of Henry VIII’s warship which sank in 1545 during the Battle of the Solent. In 1982 he joined the professional salvage team for the ship’s raising. This year the Mary Rose team have celebrated the 40th anniversary of the raising and Chris’ lecture will give an idea of what it was like diving on this world-famous wreck.
Following Chris’ lecture, audience members will be invited to share their stories of the Glenlee. Whether it is hunting the rats as a child, taking part in a school workshop, celebrating significant life events onboard or even dropping in for a coffee, we want to hear them all!