Thursday 27th July 2023

Evening Talk - William Schaw Lindsay

British Schools Museum - 41-42 Queen Street, Hitchin SG4 9TS, United Kingdom
6.45pm for 7pm start

Local Letchworth based author Bill Lindsay joins us to talk about the life of his ancestor, whose journals are housed in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. These highlight his life at sea from cabin boy to captain, a sometimes shocking insight into what life was like sailing across oceans in the 1830s. William would would eventually own one of the largest shipping companies in the world, with 22 ships, some of which were even employed as troop transporters in the Crimean War.

 Tickets £4.00