This year's South West Maritime History Society's annual lecture will be held at Plymouth University. Dr Alston Kennerley will introduce the speaker, Peter Villiers.
Peter is the son of Alan Villiers, mariner, adventurer, historian and author. His father bought the old Danish school-ship Georg Stage in 1934 renaming her Joseph Conrad, sailing her round the world. In 1957 Alan also sailed the Mayflower replica to the United States.
Peter completed his father’s biography of 'Joseph Conrad – Master Mariner’, Seafarer Books, Suffolk, 2006 (illustrations by internationally known marine artist Mark Myers, who is a member of the South West Maritime History Society). Peter has wide experience – as lecturer, and in the military and merchant navy. He has had published a number of books.
This event should appeal to historians, students of literature, and to the general public at large. There is a South West connection, as Joseph Conrad spent some time in Falmouth while one of his ships was repaired.
This free lecture is sponsored by the South West Maritime History Society and the Plymouth University Marine Institute.
The talk will start at 7pm.
Please contact Martin Hazell, Chairman of the SWMHS on (01752) 550768 with your name, contact details and how many of your family/friends will be attending (an answer phone message may be left).