Arson in His Majesty’s Dockyard – 8pm Wed 20th October 2021

Join us for  a talk by Alan Turton  about the life of James Aitken (28 September 1752 – 10 March 1777), also known as John the Painter, who was a mercenary who committed acts of sabotage in Royal Navy naval dockyards during the American Revolutionary War in 1776–77. […]

Kings, Boxes and Dots – 8pm 17th Nov 2021

Join us for a lively and concise history of Royal Mail and the Post Office  from the beginning to the present day given by John Rogers. In 1840 Uniform Penny Post was launched marking a revolution in the way the postal system could be used. Rowland Hill’s postal […]