The decline of the Glaven ports-Jon Hooton
2 March 2022
Following the virtual presentation Jon gave us on the rise of the Glaven estuary ports, Jon will return in the flesh to chart their decline.
This talk follows the fortunes of the Glaven ports from soon after being made a Head Port in 1786 through its decline and eventual demise at the time of the First World War. It examines the effect of two Acts of Parliament, that setting up the Blakeney Harbour Company and the 1821 Wiveton and Cley Enclosure Act. Then the topics of the type of trade the ports engaged in, the type of ships using the port and who owned them are covered before looking at wreck and rescues, embanking, the coming of the railways and the final days of the port. All of this thoroughly illustrated using photographs artwork and data. It is a fascinating period to discover.
Meet at the Sheringham Museum at the Mo
The museum is on Lifeboat Plain. Please use the School Entrance towards the rear of the building.
7.00 for a 7.30 start.