World Ship Society Gloucester Branch 2017/2018

For its Monday 13 February meeting the World Ship Society Gloucester Branch enjoyed a presentation by Branch member Ted Tedaldi entitled "A Year In Gloucester Docks" - chronicling the twelve months from October 2015 and concluding with a Good Friday voyage down the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal aboard Britain's Scottish built twelve metre 1958 Americas Cup competitor "Sceptre". Also seen under restoration were the three masted barque "Kaskelot" with its variable pitch propeller, schooner "Den Store Bjorern" (pictured) and the Bristol Channel pilot cutters Mascotte - dating from 1904 - and Fleetwood built Alpha of similar vintage.Monday 11 September 2017 will mark the start of a new season of meetings for the Gloucester Branch of the World Ship Society in a brand new venue: Community Space, Tesco Store, St Oswald Road, Gloucester GL1 2SG.  All meetings will start at 1930 and attendees are requested to sign in at the Customer Services Desk.  Everyone is welcome and the meeting programme is as follows:

 

 

 

 

Monday 11 September 2017
Captain Gregson’s Tropic Voyage
WSS Film Library
Monday 9 October 2017
Severn Area Rescue Association
Deryck Pritchard
Monday 13 November 2017
Rail and Shipping Entwined
Alan Drewett
Monday 11 December 2017
Photographic Competition and Christmas Buffet
Monday 8 January 2018
Gloucester Docks on TV
Hugh Conway-Jones
Monday 12 February 2018
Transatlantic-Westbound
Keith Reed
Monday 12 March 2018
The Severn Bore
Chris Witts
Monday 9 April 2018
1960s Steam and Diesel
Peter Evans
Monday 14 May 2018
AGM followed by Ken Guest’s Norwegian Odyssey