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The Historic Dockyard Chatham

I recently spent the day at the Chatham historic dockyard, Kent, UK. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in maritime history.

80 acres in size, it has over 100 buildings and structures – the majority of which were constructed between 1704 and 1855. 135 more words

Maritime History

The good death of Lawrence Britcliffe, part three: crime and flight

Cliviger Valley, by Alan Rayner. The path Alan describes here includes some of the Burnley Way via Holme, the Ram Inn and Dodbottom Woods. 2,091 more words


HMS Victory

HMS Victory was launched on 7th May 1765 so is 251 years old today. She was the Flagship of Admiral Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar.



This piece has been kicking around as a draft since I first started it a few years ago. I’ve come back and tinkered with it on-and-off since but always found it difficult to finish. 2,398 more words


#HMSVictory #Hello #drawing 

Hello and thank you to my new followers!

Yesterday I had the chance to go back onboard one of my favourite places that I have had the opportunity to work, but this time sadly no time to draw or paint. 21 more words

MA Work

G is for Ghost Writer

Number 7 in The A to Z of the Writer’s Affliction, part of the A to Z blogging challenge.

I was recently contacted by one of my readers, Algernon Worth, who not having a blog himself, asked me if I could post an appeal on his behalf. 384 more words


In Nelson's Footsteps

Visitors to the HMS Victory will be able to walk around Nelson’s cabin for the first time, thanks to a major refurbishment.

The multi-million pound conservation project has seen the 250-year-old warship repainted in its original colours and a new route for visitors open up. 131 more words