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Unfortunate Captain Pierce and the Wreck of the Halsewell talk
June 28 @ 10:00 am BST
On Friday 28 June from 10.00am to 12.00 noon at the Edgar Hall the Somerton U3A have a talk called ‘Unfortunate Captain Pierce and the Wreck of the Halsewell’ with Philip Browne. This is one of the most dramatic shipwreck disasters on an English shore. Drawing on his recent prize-winning book of the same name, Philip will describe the terrible events that shocked the nation when a huge East India Company ship was wrecked on the Purbeck coast. Copies of Philip’s Book will be on sale after the talk at the discount price of £10. Visitors £1. Refreshments available.