27th February 2019 11.30 am. ‘Oars Oars, Sculls Sculls’: Constructing the Thames waterman in the long eighteenth century.
Dr Hannah Stockton is currently working at Royal Museums Greenwich as the curator of the Cutty Sark, having previously completed her PhD research at Queen Mary University of London and the National Maritime Museum. This research explored everyday life, the environment, work and leisure on and around the London Thames in the long eighteenth century. This paper will draw on some of this research, exploring both the actual experience of Thames watermen in this period, and how their image was employed in popular culture.
11.30 am The Cutty Sark Pub just five minutes east of the Naval College,
4-6 Ballast Quay
£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.