The Incredible Journey - SS Great Britain 1843 to present day. A talk by Dr Matthew Tanner
Wednesday, August 9th 2017 7:00pm - 7:00pm
The SS Great Britain was launched from the Great Western Dockyard in Bristol in 1843, the very same dock she now sits today.
Her incredible journey is well documented in her many voyages and in various conversions, until her rescue from the Falkland Islands in 1970. She then returned to Bristol and the restoration began!
Her most famous Captain was John Gray who was a Shetlander and the SS Great Britain’s longest serving captain. He was admired by crew and passengers alike. Sadly, Captain Gray disappeared from the ship in mysterious circumstances in 1872.
What has happened over her long and adventurous life can justifiably be called an incredible journey.
Dr Matthew Tanner MBE has been the Director and Chief Executive of the ss Great Britain Trust since 2000 and oversaw the restoration project to turn the ss Great Britain into one of the region's finest landmarks.
Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.
Location: Shetland Museum and Archives auditorium
Book online at www.thelittleboxoffice.com/sat