Trip to Bucklers Hard
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Promotion on the Maritime Bus at Sea City Southampton
Walk the Walls Southampton
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Spinnaker Tower Trip
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THE NELSON TRAIL - FRIDAY 31 JAN 2013
The trail started at the old Landport Gate Portsmouth.
Nelson would have entered Portsmouth through Landport Gate, the main gateway in and out of the town.
We passed the Portsmouth Grammar School it has occupied this site since 1926.
Prior to that date the buildings formed part of the Army's Cambridge Barracks, built in 1856.
Buckingham House. As the Spotted Dog Inn, this building would have been a familiar sight to Nelson on his visits to the town and would have appeared much as it does today. The Duke of Buckingham, was assassinated here on 23 August 1628.
We passed John Pounds Memorial Church - At the rear of the garden is a reconstruction of John Pound's workshop that existed nearby. John Pounds would have been living in this property in 1805 working as a cobbler.
Nelson's Bridge. On 14 September 1805, Nelson walked over a
wooden drawbridge in this very location as part of his last walk on dry land.
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Greenwich Maritime Trip
Queen Mary taken at the same steps at Greenwich
Mary Rose Trip
The group were treated to a fasinating day visiting The Mary Rose Museum where the 16th century wreck is housed in a space-age building :-