Ian Caskie on ‘The S.S. Great Britain From Launch to Re-launch’

Jan 16, 2024

Ian was born and raised on Merseyside, where he spent many hours watching the arrivals and departures at Liverpool’s busy Pier Head in the 1950s and 60s. This led to his lifelong passion for ships, especially ocean liners.

He was a Primary Headteacher and School Improvement Adviser in Bristol for many years, and has been a Visitor Experience volunteer and tour guide with the SS Great Britain Trust since 2007.

In this illustrated talk Ian will tell us the ship’s remarkable story from her original design through the different phases of her working life. It also describes life on board and her incredible salvage and return to Bristol in 1970, and finally her restoration, preservation and ‘re-launch’ as a multi-award winning museum of international renown.

The AGM and talk are held in the Apostle Room of the Catholic Cathedral in Pembroke Road at 8.00 p.m.

Doors open at 7.15 when wine and soft drinks are served. This is a time when members can meet each other and the committee. The car park is available to those attending the meeting. Vehicle entry is via Worcester Road.

You are welcome to bring friends and visitors to the talks – we charge a nominal £1.00 per person.

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