Starts: November 2 - 7:00pm Ends: November 2 - 8:30pm
Rev E. L. Berthon and the folding boats that he designed
By Phoebe Merrick, Chairman Romsey Local History Society
When, on the 18 June 1850, the SS Orion was wrecked off Portpatrick, Revd Clark, a survivor, wrote to Revd Berthon: Can not you think of a way in which boats, enough for all on board, be stowed on a passenger steamer without inconvenience? This led to Berthon’s development of the Berthon Collapsible Lifeboat.
Friends of St Barbe talks are held at Lymington Baptist Church, opposite St Barbe Museum, in New Street, Lymington. Doors open at 7pm and talks start at 7.30pm.
The talks are free for Friends and £5 for non-members