1868 – and the Britannia Pier at Great Yarmouth is smashed in two

From Adnamsgirl’s splendid Flickr account of photos from Norfolk: ‘Original 1868 depiction of the damage caused to Britannia Pier at Great Yarmouth during a storm in November 1868 – taken from the Illustrated London News. It was the second time since its erection in 1857–8 that the pier had been partially destroyed. Built at the … Continue reading “1868 – and the Britannia Pier at Great Yarmouth is smashed in two”

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A short video tells the story of Britannia and her replica, K1 Britannia

K1 Britannia, historic replica and rebuild from K1 Britannia on Vimeo. A wonderful boat. I could just look at her all day…

The story of the new Britannia

  Britannia replica returns to Cowes – photos courtesy of Hamo Thornycroft  My thanks to Jana of the Britannia Trust for sending over these photos, and information about the building of the new Britannia. On King George V’s death in January 1936, the old king left instructions that his famous J class racing yacht named … Continue reading “The story of the new Britannia”