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Thursday 17th January,

2.00 pm at the Digby Memorial Hall:

Sherborne Museum hosts a talk by Roger Cleverly: Three Dorset Captains at the Battle of Trafalgar

The Battle of Trafalgar witnessed both the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte’s plans to invade Britain and the death of Admiral Lord Nelson.

It was never going to be any ordinary battle and it quickly acquired a heightened reputation, one which was to be shared by three Dorset men; Henry Digby, Thomas Masterman Hardy and Charles Bullen, who all assisted in a victory which was to give Britain control of the oceans well into the twentieth century.

Roger Cleverly will explore some of the practical aspects of the battle – the ships and their men. He has been collecting flintlock and edged weapons of the Napoleonic period for over twenty years and a small display will be mounted at the back of the hall.

Doors open 1.30 pm. Admission: £5 (free to members of the museum). Tea and cake provided.

Elisabeth Bletsoe (Curator)