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Free SS Great Britan Talk at The Withywood Centre

Published on 18 July 2019 09:51 AM

Most people living in Bristol will have a story around the SS Great Britain. Did you work nearby? Do you remember when the ship came back to Bristol? Have you visited her recently?

Friends Ageing Better is hosting a free talk about the SS Great Britain by Commander Philip Unwin RN, retired Navy Officer and volunteer speaker for the SS Great Britain Trust on Tuesday 23rd July at 10.30 at The Withywood Centre (Brunel Meeting Room).

The talk titled ‘SS Great Britain – The Concorde of her day’ covers the conception of the ship, the four phases of her life, her salvage in the Falkland Islands and return to Bristol.

This talk is part of the regular catch-up café FAB has at the Withywood Centre every Tuesday morning. The group is keen to share memories and their interest in local histories, usually sharing images, videos and magazines of topics of interest. We meet from 10.30am at the café at the Withywood Centre on Queens Road.

This free talk includes tea, coffee and cake. Booking is essential, please call us on 0117 440 4301 or email

Transportation can be provided to people who don’t have any other means of accessing this activity.