Thursday 14 February 2013

Five Hundred Years of Deptford and Woolwich Royal Dockyards

The Naval Dockyards Society are holding their Annual Conference at the National Maritime Museum on Saturday 20 April.
Five Hundred Years of Deptford and Woolwich Royal Dockyards will mark the 500th anniversary of the foundation of the Thames yards by Henry VIII and will be opened by Dame Joan Ruddock, MP for Lewisham Deptford.

Speakers include:

Chris Ellmers, Dockland History Group  
Deptford private shipyards and their relationship to Deptford Dockyard, 1790-1869
Peter Cross-Rudkin, ICE Panel for Historical Engineering Works  
John Rennie and the Naval Dockyards, 1806-1821
Philip MacDougall, Naval Dockyards Society  
Launch of the 120-gun Nelson - an exploration of Woolwich Dockyard based on a carefully executed print of 1814
Duncan Hawkins CgMs  
The archaeology of a Dockyard: Investigations at Deptford Dockyard 2000 to 2012
Mark Stevenson, English Heritage  
Block and Tackle: raising significance. English Heritage, archaeology and development management
Chris Mazeika and William Richards, Deptford Master Shipwright’s House  
The role of post-closure documentation in understanding the history of the dockyard officers’ terrace at Deptford

Cost: £40 (£35 students, senior citizens, unemployed)
(includes lunch – rolls, sandwiches, fruit, cake, tea and coffee 1.25-2.25pm)

Download the booking form.
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Launch of a 60-gun ship at Deptford Dockyard, attributed to John Cleveley the Elder (c.1712-1777) © Ministry of Defence Art Collection

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