Enjoy a hearty full roast dinner and pudding at the Admirals Table, with traditional shanty singing, to mark the 209th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar; where Lord Nelson defeated the might of the French and Spanish fleets in 1805.
The Trafalgar Drummer will ‘beat to quarters’ at 12:50, calling everyone to take their place around the Admirals Table. Between courses The Guith Shantymen will be performing sea shanties whilst John White, a former Master at Arms on HMS Victory and well known Nelson expert, tells tales of life at sea, bloody battles and raises toasts after each course.
After the ‘Loyal Toast’, sit back and watch The Guith Shantymen perform a full set followed by The Brighstone Barnacles, singing songs of the sea, shanties and historical ditties. As a finale both groups will perform together and all will be welcome to get involved and join in!
Andrew Gibbs, owner of The Bargeman’s Rest commented:
“The great Battle of Trafalgar should be remembered and honoured each year and it’s appropriate that we will be raising funds to support the Sandown & Shanklin Inshore Lifeboat. The Island is reliant on our lifeboats to keep our seas safe and this independent crew relies entirely on fundraising and donations from the public.”