St. Mary’s Island History Group’s next meeting is due to take place on Monday 10th September at 7.30 pm at St. Mary’s Island Community Centre. At that meeting their speaker will be Peter Haddock talking on ‘A copper in Chatham Dockyard of the 1960s’.
Visitors are welcome for £2. The Group have managed to keep the annual subscriptions at £10 but are now asking £1 per person for all refreshments.
The Group is following up on the discovery of 19th century photographs of the Dockyard Extension and they hope to bring more news on this shortly. One subject that they have on their radar are the fire fighting and damage control schools that were situated on the Island for many years and had displays that featured at Navy Days.
For more information on the History Group and its activities visit their website.