13th March 2019 11.30 am. "‘The work of Trinity House" : David Whitehead OBE'

  • The Corporation of Trinity House is an organisation little known to the general public. Yet with over 500 years of heritage and a global reputation for excellence it's a vital part of Britain's maritime infrastructure. Its leading role in developing and maintaining aids to navigation for all types of shipping, its skill base as the leading maritime fraternity and its activities as the largest self-funded maritime charity make it a diverse and forward-thinking organisation, all the more fascinating for being backed up by such a rich history. Hear more about what Trinity House does for you, where it has come from and where it's going in this interesting overview of one of the UK's most misunderstood treasures.  

  • David Whitehead is an ambassador for Trinity House. He led the ports industry through a period of great change as a director of British Ports Authority.  He was heavily involved in the development of the Port Marine Safety Code and was a member of the Port Marine Safety Code Steering Group, which led on navigational safety policy for the entire maritime sector, for many years. He was also Chairman of the European Seaports Organisation for four years where he was responsible for leading on ports policy, including marine and navigational issues, with the EU institutions. In 2010 he was awarded the OBE for his services to the UK ports industry.


11.30 am The Cutty Sark Pub just five minutes east of the Naval College,

4-6 Ballast Quay
SE10 9PD



£12 for the lecture or £10 for London Historians & Docklands History Group and past attendees plus the cost of the light lunch / bar snacks afterwards

Numbers are strictly limited so please book early.