CA talk: Islands of the Medway by Adam Taylor, to be repeated Tues 23 Feb, 7pm

The Cruising Association Kent Section’s brilliant “winter warmer” talks, organised by Clifford Mickleburgh, have not stopped for Covid. All of us, CA member or not, can enjoy them online. This month’s talk is by Adam Taylor who regularly represents Medway Council at MSBA meetings. Clifford had a preview and was amazed at how much there is to learn about the Medway, Adam has put in a lot of energy researching his presentation and you will not be disappointed. Here’s a taste:
* Deadman’s Island: Kent’s terrifying forgotten island littered with human remains.
* Tom Court Island and the German U-Boat.
* William Turner’s painting at Stangate Creek.  

Look out, it’s the Excise Men!

This is the River Medway that nobody knows and yet we enjoy sailing up and down this fascinating river. And then we have the Reculver smugglers battling with the Excise officers; the once inhabited islands and the fortress islands. But don’t let us spoil it for you, this is a river that nobody knows, a talk not to be missed.

Adam suggests that you might also like to search  National Library of Scotland – Map Images  before his presentation.

APOLOGY: We’re sorry that the number of people trying to access Adam’s excellent presentation very quickly exceeded Clifford’s Zoom limit of 100, far more than have previously attended a CA winter warmer meeting. Furthermore the session was not recorded – unless someone knows differently. We’ll try to make sure this doesn’t happen next time!

HOWEVER, for those who missed out, Adam repeated the talk on Tuesday 23 Feb at 7pm.

4 thoughts on “CA talk: Islands of the Medway by Adam Taylor, to be repeated Tues 23 Feb, 7pm

  1. I tried to join on Zoom to watch but it was full is it possible to see a recording of the talk? I was so looking forward to it as I live beside the river Medway and have sailed on it for 70 years.
    Thanking you in antispation
    Wendy Howland
    whowland65@gmail.com
    07837137032

  2. Excellent talk, i’ve often wondered about the goings on in the river Medway in its past, I look forward to the next zoom meeting.

    Thank you.

  3. Hi. I echo Wendy’s comment. I would love to see a recording if possible. Have sailed past these island many times and would love to find out the history of them

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