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The London – a seventeenth century Mary Rose

Captain Henry Hazzards Company Education Day          
at Southend on Sea, Essex

7th March 2020 The Forum Southend
Elmer Square Southend-on-Sea Essex SS1 1NS

We  open to the public from 10:00 – 17:00 to support the recovery of the wreck, and displaying it.  You can book seats, which are free, they seek donations, via

The London played a significant role in British history, as it was part of a fleet sent to the Netherlands in 1658 to restore Charles II to the throne. As the only surviving second-rate Cromwellian warship, she is of high significance on both a national and international level. 

Her final resting place in the Thames has meant that the thick estuary silt preserved her remains remarkably well, but these rare artefacts of the past are under threat. The site is severely unstable; as underwater artefacts are known to disappear in tides or through erosion, it’s not normal for them to vanish in a matter of weeks. Though there are many reasons why,  recent dredging activity to deepen the channel may have had an impact in uncovering the site, exposing it to the mercy of the Thames. 

For more, look at this is the “Mary Rose” for our period, a time capsule.  

The “London” blew up in the Thames Estuary on March 7th 1665. She went down with a force equivalent to the gunpowder used several major musters! She now lies sunk in two parts in the Thames, concealing the secrets of our past, and hiding precious clues to our ancestors lives.

7th March 2020 is the display and talks session at “The Forum” in Southend. Captain Henry Hazzards Company will be present in costume in Southend with “Castriates” our 6 pounder bronze draked cannon, on its Ships Carriage outside, and with couple of tables of artefacts in the hall. 
OUR reproductions can be handled, while many of theirs are still under conservation. The cannon is similar to one of the original six pounders on The London