P&O: The Early Years

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Discover the formative history of one of the world’s most famous shipping companies at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall this October.

Date: Wed, Oct 31st 2012

Time: 6:30pm

Discover the formative history of one of the world’s most famous shipping companies.

Join David Pollard, as he reveals how two young Scots entrepreneurs formed a London based ship broking partnership in 1822, subsequently took over some Falmouth Packet routes and in 1840 set up the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company. 

Explore the pioneering development of Liner Routes to the Iberian Peninsula and the fulfilment of the founding partners’ dream to reach the Orient.

Doors & bar open from 6pm

Lecture £8 (Members £7)

Lecture & two-course buffet £18 (Members £16)

Please call 01326 214546 for bookings

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