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Industrial Heritage Group visit Chatham Dockyard

16th July 2018

Industrial Heritage Group visit Chatham Dockyard

The Industrial Heritage Group visited Chatham Dockyard in June following a well researched talk about the dockyard from John Stambollouian. The Royal Navy's presence at the dockyard over several hundred years supported a wide range of industries to keep Britain's Navy afloat, including rope making, ship building, iron working, plus numerous trades devoted to provisions including copious quantities of beer!

The research programme of the group commencing in October will include a study of some of the trades that worked at the dockyard in the past. The first of these is on Ropemaking by Lionel Parks.

Chatham Dockyard is well worth a visit throughout the year, especially with your grandchildren


The rope walk, Chatham

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