Breakers ahead! Hard a’ starboard!

Next month’s Friends of Dundee City Archives talk will be given by Dr Andrew Jeffrey. Andrew will be giving us an overview of the McManus Art Gallery and Museum’s collection of model ships. All of the ships they are modelled on were either built in Dundee or have a Dundee connection.

Dr Jeffrey’s talk will include stories of the beautiful Dundee-built clipper at the centre of one of maritime history’s most extraordinary shipwreck and survival epics, the little Dundee coaster that played a critical role in two world wars, the luxurious Dundee-built liners that carried well-heeled passengers and a king’s ransom in gold around the world and the humble Tay ferry that, every Victorian summer weekend, struck terror into the hearts of the residents of Newburgh in Fife.

The talk will take place on Thursday 2nd August at 1pm, in the Glasite Hall on King Street. It’s free entry to all FDCA Lunchtime Talks and everyone is welcome – you don’t need to be a member of the friends. See the FDCA website for more information.

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