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Diet, Dirt and Discipline

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Joined 04-05-2005
Posted on Friday, 09 September, 2005 - 08:59 am:   


Diet, Dirt and Discipline - Medical developments in Nelson's Navy at Venner Road Hall, 7.45 pm

As part of the bicentennary of the Battle of Trafalgar, Sydenham Society is hosting an illustrated talk by Jane Bowden Dan about the medical developments which really helped to bring the Royal Navy its fighting superiority in 1805.

This is, as far as we know, the only local event to commemorate events in October 1805. There is, of course, an exhibition "Nelson and Napoleon" at the National Maritime Museum until 13 November

Open to all local residents - cost 1
Joined 18-04-2005
Posted on Friday, 09 September, 2005 - 04:43 pm:   

Sounds Good
But why is all the commeration in August and Sept.
If I recall the actual date is 21st October.
Joined 04-05-2005
Posted on Saturday, 10 September, 2005 - 02:35 pm:   

Pass on that one!!

However, whatever you do don't miss the Flotilla on Friday next, 16 Sept, as it travels from Greenwich (11.30) to St Pauls Cathedral(about 1 pm) to - sorry to use the word again - commemorate the funeral procession of Nelson on 8 January 2006. There will be 40 traditional oared craft, decorated and assembled to recreate the appearance of the original funeral procession. Sounds quite spectacular!

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