The Military Houseboats of Shoreham-by-Sea, an illustrated talk by Philip Simons, located on one of Shoreham Riverbank's historic houseboats. FREE

Event Date:
Sep 17 - Sep 18 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location:
Houseboat Verda,
20 Riverbank,
Shoreham-by-Sea


Philip Simons is the author of ‘Retired on the River: The Houseboats of Shoreham’ (third edition) published in 2006. Philip’s talk will focus on the more than 50% of houseboats that are or were ex-military. This illustrated talk will take place on Houseboat Verda, which was built in 1929 as a steam ferry boat for the Gosport to Portsmouth service, and is now a work of art often used for community events.

This talk is on each day, Saturday 17th September and Sunday 18th September, at 2pm and lasts for two hours. It’s free but space is limited so pre-booking is preferred. Go to www.ticketsource.co.uk/shoreham-society10 spaces will be available on the day.

The venue is a privately owned historic converted ferry boat sometimes made available for community events. Disabled people’s access will therefore be a challenge, although a narrow wheelchair, pushchair or pram could probably fit. Regret no hearing loop or sign language interpretation. Assistance dogs welcome. Please respect houseboat residents’ privacy when walking to and from the venue. There are no toilets available, the nearest are at the Beach Green Car Park.

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