Stinchcombe History Society
The Cotswold Navy
A talk given by Paul Barnett, Maritime Historian & researcher since 2006
Paul has spent many years in the Navy both Royal and Merchant, he came ashore in 1999 and has been greatly fascinated with both local and military history at a research level ever since.
Landlocked as Gloucestershire is, with only the River Severn running gently through its midst, this talk explores the regions inseparable connection to the sea via its maritime fleet of locally named vessels and the counties role to finance the depleted navy during warship week of 1942.
At Stinchcombe Village Hall, Friday 1st November, 7.30, £3.00 entrance, membership not necessary.