Title: Legend of Birkenhead
Location: The Stables, Het Posthuys
Description: Muizenberg Historical Society invites you to a talk on one of the greatest maritime tragedies of the nineteenth century. When the HMS Birkenhead struck an uncharted rock off Danger Point, 445 of the 638 people on board perished and the legend of the Birkenhead Drill was born. It was a beautiful clear night in February 1852 at the Cape of Storms. How could one of Queen Victoria’s iron ships sink less than two miles from the shore with such terrible loss of life? Martin Fine will tell the story. Drinks and snacks will be served. COST: R20. RSVP to George Hill at music@lindbergh-arts.co.za . 021 788 5542

Start Time: 17:30
Date: 2011-09-22