|Bristol Channel Dredger in the Avon Gorge|
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Anniversaries in 1912
Here's another anniversary for museums and attractions to consider for events next year - slightly tongue in cheek. It's apparently the 100th anniversary of sand dredging in the Bristol Channel on the 13th June 1912. We know that as Peter Gosson has just published a book on the subject and it's in two volumes and published by Amberley Publishing. So museums along the Bristol Channel Coast with links to maritime history, ships, shipbuilding construction etc could stage an exhibition. Charles Hill & Son, the ship builders located in Bristol Docks until the late 1960s, built many of the dredgers. If nothing else its the opportunity for museum shops to sell a few books.