Speaker Evening

Start Date: 19 Apr 2018 20:00

End Date: 19 Apr 2018 22:00

Venue: Berkswell & Balsall Common Sports and Community Association

Captain Wells - Trinity House: 500 years of Royal Charter

Captain William Wells, Master Mariner, is a former ship's captain and commercial marine pilot, whose career at sea lasted just short of 49 years.

In this specially prepared talk to celebrate 500 years of having been granted a Royal Charter by King Henry VIII in 1514, we look at the history of and the reasons why Trinity House, one of the world's renowned maritime organisations was formed in the late 15th century.   The power of the House and its influence on the international maritime world throughout the centuries until major political changes were forced upon it in 1988 are discussed in detail.   We also look at the roles of Trinity House in today's international maritime world and take a pictorial tour through the House itself.


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