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The Nelson Society Trafalgar Weekend and AGM 2016

14/10/2016 @ 08:00 - 16/10/2016 @ 17:00

A message from Jeanette

The Nelson Society Trafalgar Weekend and AGM will be held on 14th – 16th October, 2016

Members will have received their Spring Dispatch and with it the inserts for the Nile Luncheon and Weekend, which is held on the 5/6th August, and also the Trafalgar Weekend which is held in October.  I thought that as well as the events held over the weekend, I would give people the opportunity of enjoying the many other attractions Portsmouth has to offer.

For members of The Nelson Society and for guests who will be attending The Nelson Society Trafalgar Weekend and Annual General Meeting, I should like to welcome them to Portsmouth, the great waterfront city with many spectacular attractions.
For those travelling by public transport there are direct rail services to and from London Waterloo and London Victoria, and is well connected to the UK’s major cities.  National Express coach services travel into the city.  Both Coach and Rail can be taken into Portsmouth Harbour which is near The Royal Maritime Club Hotel, The Holiday Inn and Premier Inn and other hotels and B & B’s.
For those travelling by road, Portsmouth enjoys good road connections; the A3(M) puts London just over an hour away and the M275, which comes right into the heart of the city centre, connects Portsmouth with the M27 and the rest of Britain’s motorway network.
Portsmouth Port is also the gateway to the Channel Islands, France, Spain and a host of cruise destinations.  Portsmouth is also accessible by air.  Southampton International Airport is just 22 miles away.  Finally, travelling to and from The Isle of Wight couldn’t be easier – the quickest route being by hovercraft from Southsea to Ryde which only takes ten minutes.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the National Museum of the Royal Navy is home to some of the most famous warships in the world, showcasing 800 years of naval history,and is a must and half price tickets will be offered to members for the Trafalgar Weekend.  This year sees the opening of a new exhibition “36 hours; Jutland 1916, The Battle That Won The War”.  Also included in the tickets are harbour tours to Gosport for the best views of Portsmouth; The Explosion museum and the Submarine Museum are also worth a visit.
 The City Museum in Portsmouth holds wonderful art collections and in October will have a special exhibition of Edward King, a Portsmouth man who spent much of his painting years locked in the local lunatic asylum as it was then called.  The workshop and burial place of John Pound, the shoemaker turned educational reformer who formed the ragged schools movement is behind the Unitarian Church in the High Street.  The Ben Ainsley building in Camber Docks is also interesting.  This was built for the America’s Cup World Series and the building has been entered for an architectural award.
For those who visited the Opera House Matcham’s Theatre in Buxton last year, it should be noted that the city is home to two Matcham Theatres.
These are just some of the places which you may wish to visit in Portsmouth and if you wish any more information I should be pleased to be of help.
Jeanette Ryder
Area Secretary for Portsmouth.


14/10/2016 @ 08:00
16/10/2016 @ 17:00