Bath, the Great War and the Sea.

Museum of Bath at Work
The Museum of Bath at Work.
The Museum of Bath at Work.

In May, the Museum of Bath at Work is staging a short series of talks and films on the subject of Bath, the Great War and the Sea.

These will include a silent film made in 1927 of the first major naval engagement of the Great War – The Battle of Coronel and the Falkland Islands and a presentation, with film by Museum Director Stuart Burroughs on the contribution of Stothert & Pitt of Bath to the development of the Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet.

Finally a collection of documentary films compiled to show our changing relationship with the sea during the 20th century – From the Sea to the Land Beyond- will be shown.

All the talks and films will be presented at the Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road, Bath and more details are available from Stuart Burroughs on 01225 318348 or mobaw@hotmail.com.

Below are the full details:

Dreadnought! Stothert & Pitt and the Royal Navy
The building and provision by Bath’s largest manufacturer of the Grand Fleet
Wednesday May 6th 7.30 p.m.
£7.50 with a complimentary glass of wine

The Battle of Coronel and The Falkland Islands
Showing of silent feature film of the first naval battles of the Great War. Made in 1927.
Wednesday May 13th 7.30 p.m.
£7.50 with complimentary glass of wine

From the Sea to the Land Beyond
A short history of the 20th century through film, of the British and the Sea. Spectacular documentary films of our changing relationship with the sea that surrounds us.
Wednesday May 20th 7.30 p.m
£7.50 with complimentary glass of wine