Historic Ryde Society was delighted to welcome to Ryde, Trevor Sapey of the Mary Rose Trust, and to learn all about King Henry VIII’s famous flagship, the Mary Rose.
Built in 1510, the Mary Rose was in service for 34 years before she sank off Portsmouth on July 19, 1545, with the loss of hundreds of lives. Discovered in 1971, she was raised from the seabed in 1982.
An audience of nearly 50 came to hear Trevor’s fascinating insight into the lives of the crew and handle the many artefacts he had brought with him. The evening raised over £160 for the Society.
The next talk will be in Yelf’s Hotel, 7 for 7:30, on Monday, November 16, when Island historian John Medland will talk on the role the Isle of Wight Rifles played in WWI, 1915. All welcome.