26th October 11.30 am. '"The Tek Sing Treasure Trove" – Raising the wreck’ : Nigel Pickford
Nigel’s story begins like most good stories with an old and rare book, THE INDIA DIRECTORY OR DIRECTIONS FOR SAILING TO AND FROM THE EAST INDIES BY JAMES HORSBURGH, the fifth edition VOLUME TWO. On page 188 there is the following brief entry ‘The Belvidere Shoals: ….was wrecked on these shoals a large Chinese junk, part of whose crew reached Gaspar Island, and others, who were found floating on fragments of the wreck, were saved by the laudable exertions of a country ship belonging to Calcutta’.
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 and past attendees plus the cost of the light lunch / bar snacks afterwards
Numbers are strictly limited so please book early.