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An interview with Maggie Ballinger

An interview with Maggie Ballinger, author of Britannia’s Glory – A Maritime Story Can you tell us about your background? I was born in Crewe, Cheshire but grew up in Morden, Surrey. After studying history at the Universities of East Anglia and London, I pursued a career in NHS management. I now live in Sheffield, […]

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Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society launches seventh annual photography competition

National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, is once again on the lookout for photographers to submit their favourite images of the sea, for its annual competition honouring Britain’s proud maritime heritage.

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One Hundred and Eighty!

National maritime charity seeks personal contributions from the seafaring community to celebrate its 180th anniversary.

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Seafaring Heroes to be Honoured

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society is calling on members of the maritime and rescue communities to nominate those who have demonstrated outstanding courage and expertise in aiding those in peril at sea, for its 168th Skill and Gallantry Awards. Since 1851, the Society has presented the awards to those who have shown bravery and skill in […]

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The Loss of The IOLAIRE

“ No one now alive in Lewis can ever forget the 1st of January 1919 and future generations will speak of it as the blackest day in the history of the island, for on it 200 of our bravest and best perished on the very threshold of their homes under the most tragic circumstances.” So […]

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Lord Mayors of Portsmouth and Newcastle Welcomed to Society’s Headquarters

On Monday 19 November, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society welcomed the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Lee Mason and the Lord Mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, Councillor David Down, to its Chichester head office for the first time since their appointments as ex-officio Vice-Presidents of the charity.

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