The Deal Maritime and Local History Museum are presenting an illustrated talk by well known local historian and diver David Chamberlain about the Great Storm of 1703.
During this week long storm many ships, including many naval ships, took shelter in the Downs but they were mistaken in thinking that would save them. Many lives were lost, both at sea and on land but there were also some amazing escapes. There was controversy at every turn and the town of Deal’s reputation as being inhabited by selfish, cut-throat villains and smugglers was born.
Date: Friday 22 September
Time: 7pm for 7.30
Venue: St Andrew’s Church Hall, West Street, CT14 6DY
Tickets are available at the museum or at www.dealmuseum.co.uk/events.php