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Historic Dockyard 12h
Commemorate Nelson’s victory at the Battle of onboard on 19 Oct and 25 Oct for an unforgettable evening. See the parading of the beef, traditional drummers and more. Discover:
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Historic Dockyard 21h
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Historic Dockyard Aug 20
🐇 Countryside critters always bring a smile to our faces, especially Nature in Steel who were winners of last year’s competition for best dressed stall at the Victorian Christmas Festival. Join them and others at this year’s event. Apply here: 🐇
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Historic Dockyard Aug 20
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Cheryl, who is a member of the Royal Historical Trust, suspects that Henry was potentially on HMS Temeraire at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and will be researching this next. 8/8
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Historic Dockyard Aug 20
Replying to @PHDockyard
“Common phrases like son of a gun, show us a leg, derive from the time women were onboard the man-o-wars like Victory. If a mother was expecting a baby, the family onboard would usually get extra food.” 7/8
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Historic Dockyard Aug 20
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Nigel Linger, Vice Chairman of the Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historic Trust said: 6/8
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Historic Dockyard Aug 20
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She commented: “I feel very excited, and honoured, to have such a strong connection to the ship. When I was onboard I felt like I was walking in Mary Anne’s footsteps.” 5/8
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Historic Dockyard Aug 20
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Cheryl was born and raised in Portsmouth and used to march to Victory as a cadet for the annual Trafalgar Day commemorations on October 21st. 4/8
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Historic Dockyard Aug 20
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Mary Anne’s father Henry was a cook on the ship, living onboard when Victory was moored in Portsmouth harbour as an accommodation ship. Crews weren’t allowed to leave the ship very regularly, so wives were welcomed onboard. 3/8
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Historic Dockyard Aug 20
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Cheryl’s great-great-grandmother Mary Anne Gordon was born in November 1837. Births on Victory were extremely rare, and this is rarer still as the birth certificate was completed just three months after they came in circulation. Log books of the time back up the claim. 2/8
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Historic Dockyard Aug 20
This summer we’re sharing “wow” moments so imagine Portsmouth woman Cheryl Jewitt’s surprise when she made the intriguing discovery that her great-great-grandmother Mary Anne Gordon was the first recorded live birth on HMS Victory! 1/8
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Historic Dockyard Aug 20
⚫⚫⚫ ➖➖➖ ⚫⚫⚫ Di-di-dit dah-dah-dah di-di-dit Archie's under the sea in a pretty tight space, he’s suited and booted, what a confusing mix! Morse code could be his way out of his time travelling conundrum, but only if he knew the right dits & dahs!
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Historic Dockyard Aug 20
HOOOOOONNNKKKKKKKKKKKK! 📯 We heard it! Did you? 📯 Happy Anniversary 🥳🥳🥳 is currently alongside - come and view her from the shore when you visit us! ⚓️
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Historic Dockyard Aug 18
🎆🎇 Want to visit 4 incredible places in Portsmouth with 1 great value ticket? Take a look at the Portsmouth Pass - the best way to unlock entry to the waterfront city including . Explore: 🎆🎇
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Historic Dockyard Aug 17
Join us for an unforgettable night at as you learn about life at Priddy’s Hard during the D-Day landings. Part of our series of events , ‘A brief history of the naval mine’ is sure to educate and entertain. More here:
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Historic Dockyard Aug 16
It's . Let's celebrate with a tot of . The tradition of the tot goes back almost 300 years to when sailors roamed the great seas off Jamaica. Every Thursday you can enjoy a tot at the pirate shop from 11am. See:
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Historic Dockyard Aug 16
Today’s would make even the bravest of sailors tremble. See an original Jolly Roger flag inside Jolly Roger: A Symbol of Pride and Terror. It was a warning sign that no life would be spared in a battle! Book now to save 20%
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Historic Dockyard Aug 15
Replying to @TheRealDanMortz
Hello! We offer a 20% saving on our Full Navy Ticket online at
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Historic Dockyard Aug 15
Congratulations from to all students. If you bring them along to our visitor centre, you can get 20% off a student Full Navy Ticket.
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Historic Dockyard Aug 15
👩‍🎓Congratulations everyone! It's and we wanted to wish you all the best of luck. Bring your results along to our visitor centre and get 20% off a student Full Navy Ticket. Simples! 👨‍🎓
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