Hidden Deptford: an evening of our maritime history

Join us for a unique evening of local maritime heritage and music, exploring the rich history of Deptford’s royal dockyard. Talks will be provided by two of the country’s foremost 17th century naval historians – JD Davies and Richard Endsor.

Why did Deptford have a royal dockyard, and what was its significance in the development of England’s naval power? Who were the women of Deptford? How were women involved in the royal dockyard, and how did they influence it? Discover the answers to all these questions and more!

FREE, no tickets required.
Thursday 7th February, 6.45pm
Talks and music: 7-9pm
St Nicholas Church, Deptford Green, SE8 3DQ

• David Davies is a prize-winning and bestselling author whose books include Pepys’s Navy and Kings of the Sea. David will discuss why Deptford dockyard was important, and the influence of King Charles II, and Samuel Pepys on Deptford’s history .
jddavies.com

• Richard Endsor is a British naval historian and maritime artist, author of The Restoration Warship, a comprehensive history of the Lenox. He will explore who were the real women behind the high-profile naval figures; who really wore the trousers in Deptford’s royal dockyard?
richardendsor.co.uk

This is a great opportunity to pay a visit to the old parish church of Deptford, St Nicholas, which contains many fine monuments with links to the dockyard, and carvings by Grinling Gibbons. Find out more here.

We are also delighted that South East London Folk Orchestra will be present to entertain us with music during the break, and light refreshments will be available.

Please join us for a fascinating and educational evening – the first in this year’s events programme supported by Tideway.
The event is wheelchair accessible.

FREE, no tickets required.
Thursday 7th February, 6.45pm
Talks and music: 7-9pm
St Nicholas Church, Deptford Green, SE8 3DQ

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