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Come and listen to tales of Cornwall’s sunken treasure…

Roland Morris a marine salvor among many other things, once said ‘in order to find sunken treasure one has to start with a chart, preferably one made of old leather, soaked in oil’ and, by thunder, he found one as a young teenager in the 1920’s. Therein lies our story of one man’s lifetime quest to rescue from the sea what the sea has taken from the many.

Our voyage of discovery takes us into the darkness one stormy night in October 1707 with the loss of Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell’s treasure laden Flagship Association and 1798 to the sinking of HMS Colossus and the recovery of fragments from the second Hamilton collection of antique Greek vases now housed at the British Museum.

Sue will also tell the story of the tragic events which led to the loss of Penlee Lifeboat’s Solomon Browne during a courageous rescue mission.

These fascinating stories together with the history of Penzance are told from Ship Ashore, itself a hidden treasure built by Roland Morris around an old Western National Bus in 1961 and enjoying a stunning waterfront location above Abbey Slip with fabulous uninterrupted views across Penzance harbour to St. Michael’s Mount.

Sue looks forward to welcoming you aboard Ship Ashore for a step back in time re-living seafaring tales of courage, daring, tragedy and dreams…

Storytelling Times and Prices

Opening times (April – September):

Monday to Thursday:10.30am – noon and 14.00pm – 15.30pm
Saturday:14.00pm – 15.30pm
Sunday:10.30am – noon

Prices:

£10.00 per person.

Ship Ashore proudly supports RNLI Penlee Lifeboat Station and will donate 50p per visitor to this organisation.

Due to terrain, over 8’s only. It is with regret that at this time Ship Ashore is unsuitable for wheelchairs, however please call if you would like to arrange at a more accessible location.

Booking advisable as places limited to eight per talk.

Private talk for group up to eight people available. Please call for details.

 

Please email shipashorepenzance@gmail.comor phone Suzy Williams on 07809 730146to book.

Ship Ashore is located at Abbey Slip, Harbour Court, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2LU. Click on map below to see Google Map and find directions.

 

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