Full: SLHF visit to Trinity House
We have been delighted with the take-up for the SLHF visit to Trinity House on 2nd May and the available places have now all been taken. Places were strictly limited and were allocated on a first come first served basis. Details will be sent out shortly to those who have been successful(and those on the waiting list). In the light of the popularity of this event we are looking at running the event again in the autumn (date tba). If you have not already completed an application form but may be interested in a visit to Trinity House in the autumn, please register your interest if you have not already done so as this will help us gauge demand for another visit through Contact and select Events for type of enquiry.
The cost is £10 for non members and £5 for members.
The origins of Trinity House can be traced to 1380, although the present remarkable building was constructed in 1816. Founded by shipowners and shipmasters of Leith to assist destitute sailors and their families, the incorporation developed to improve safety and training for mariners. With interesting maritime collections, mostly donated by the members, this is a fascinating place to visit. Eric Graham will also give a talk on the legendary Leith smacks - the first scheduled passenger service to London with reference to the models, passenger brochures and advertisements within the Trinity House collection. There will be also be a walking tour of Leith.
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