Some Friends of the Newport Ship project regularly come to the events and talks organised by CTS – so it seems only fair that we return the compliment.
You may recall that Toby Jones, curator of the Newport Ship Project came to give the society a talk back in May and I know that since then many CTS members have visited the Newport Ship and take an interest in the Friends’ work. If you haven’t been to see the ship I can strongly recommend it – and if you want to learn more about it here is a list of their forthcoming events:
Winter Talks 2014-5
To ensure the Ship remains in the public’s mind we host a series of talks at the St Julian’s Inn, Caerleon NP18 1QA, starting at 7.30pm
These start on October 1st with an eagerly awaited update by Toby Jones, our curator, of the Ship project so far.
On November 5th we move to Newport Sainsbury’s store café. This will be given by the ITV cameraman Jerry Cross who was involved with documenting the Ship’s excavation and conservation throughout the last 12 years. He will be recalling these special events with us by sharing his film “Caught in a Storm”.
December 3rd sees us back at the St Julian’s pub with a talk by the dynamic historical group Cyfarwydd and they will be inspiring us to enjoy Heritage With Passion.
January 7th‘s event will have you on the edge of your seat as the popular time travelling “doctor”, Roger Morgan tells us all about Jack The Ripper – and his victims…
February 4th will be the fascinating account of James Harding telling us about his journey moving a 3 tonne bluestone from Pembrokeshire to Bristol, en route to Stonehenge.
March 4th will bring us back closer to modern day when Roger James recounts the world changing Evacuation of Dunkirk.
April 1st sees the last talk of this season and we go out in style, elegantly and serenely with Colin James’s talk of the Hereford Bull Boat and trows, craft from a gentler era.
Everyone is welcome to join us for any of the talks, new faces are always welcome. For more information log onto www.newportship.org
The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Newport Ship will take place at 2.00pm on 1st November 2014 at Malpas Court, Newport, NP20 6NS. Our guest speaker is Professor Mark Jones, Curator of the Mary Rose.
The Annual Friends’ Outing for May 2015 will be a trip to London to visit the Cutty Sark and the Greenwich Observatory.
The Friends of Newport Ship are supporting the Agincourt600 commemorations focused on the assembly of 500 Welsh archers at Tretower in June 1415 en route to Southampton to cross to France and the battlefield. It is thought that the Men-at-Arms who also came together at Tretower may well have marched south to Newport to take ship rather than march, and we anticipate an event in Newport in July 2015 to mark this event.
Regrettably, the project is not open to visitors for the time being, although we are able to come out to organised meetings and tell our story. To request a talk, please contact the Ship Centre on 01633 215707 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, check out our web site www.newportship.org, follow our blog, or find us on social media.