9 Mar until
9 Feb

Shipwrecks of the Thames

The waters around the east coast of England have been important commercial routes for many centuries. They have seen a rapid growth in trade, wars and various disputes. Wartime, inclement weather and accidents have meant that many lives have been lost on the ships which have plied their trade on these waters. In this course we will look at the hidden history revealed by the various shipwrecks around our East Anglian coast. These shipwrecks can tell us about trade in roman times, the brutal history of the Anglo-Dutch wars and the devastation of World War II. Even more modern times have taken their toll on the ships and barges navigating the coast – look closely under the water and you can even find the carcasses of pirate radio stations, their turntables long silent. This course will reveal a fraction of the history which our sandbanks and mud flats hide.

These courses are being run by WEA (Workers Education Association) with the Thames Sailing Barge Trust.

This is a non-accredited face to face course, but you will still need to access the WEA Canvas, their virtual learning environment.

All courses have to be booked in advance and full details are included on the WEA website

Shipwrecks of the Thames: Course Number: C2228729
To book onto the course you will need to enrol online. Click here to enrol

Or you can call 0300 303 3464 to enrol by telephone.

Courses cost £7.90

Date: 09/03/2022 - 09/02/2022 Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: Conference Room, 1st Floor, Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon CM9 4RL

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