Hamble Local History Society
History of the River at Bursledon
6th February 2020 - 7.30pm. Roy Underdown Pavilion.
The river at Bursledon has been important in both local and national history from building the King’s ships to the present-day leisure industry. At this meeting Jeff Martin, Chairman of Bursledon Local History Society, will be giving an illustrated talk about the village’s riverside activities over the centuries.
He will be telling the story of the important shipbuilders at Bursledon such as the Wyatt family and George Parsons who built the 74 gun ‘Elephant’ which was Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Copenhagen, as well as the ferry, toll and rail bridges. Mention will also be made of the riverside pubs, local boatyards and regattas.
New members and visitors are always welcomed! The cost is £2 a meeting.
If you would like more information please contact the Society’s Secretary.