Kiama and District Historical Society welcome Jerry Granger-Holcombe on Saturday 27 October at 2.30pm in Kiama Family History Centre, Railway Parade, Kiama.
Jerry will be giving an illustrated talk on the fascinating story of The Raising of the Mary Rose.
The Mary Rose was a warship in King Henry VIII’s fleet. It was launched in 1511 at Portsmouth, completed in 1512 and sunk in the River Solent estuary in 1545. The wreck was raised in 1982 in a remarkable recovery operation and subsequently has been the subject for public display in a purpose-built structure at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, with other artefacts in a separate Mary Rose Museum.
Kiama local, Jerry retired from the Royal Navy as a Lieutenant Commander and subsequently qualified as a lawyer and served as a magistrate for a period in the UK before moving to Australia.
All welcome to this free event followed by afternoon tea.