Thursday, August 11, 2016

Haunted Harbour and other Ripping Yarns

On Saturday 27 August at 6.30pm I will be in Gosport at the Diving Museum to give a talk about Percy F. Westerman and a rare showing of the silent film Haunted Harbour. The film was made by the Walsall Sea Scouts during a ten day camping trip to Anglesey on August Bank Holiday 1935.  I will tell the story of the film that is tantalisingly advertised on the dust wrapper of the first edition of the book Haunted Harbour in 1937 and its loss and remarkable rediscovery in 2011.

The film is a wonderful glimpse into a creative and resourceful Sea Scout groups interpretation of a great Westerman adventure; the only one to make to the "big" screen.

Tickets including refreshments are £6.00 each.

The Diving Museum
No.2 Battery
Stokes Bay Road
PO12 2QU