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False Shipwrecked Sailors

April 23 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Griset’s Grotesques; or, jokes drawn on wood, with rhymes by Tom Hood. One hundred quaint designs by E. Griset. Engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. British Library.

Beggars, posing as shipwreck victims to gain sympathy, were found in coastal areas, port cities, and even inland locations. This deceptive practice, known as a ‘dodge,’ was prevalent in the 19th century, with maritime philanthropic organisations like the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners’ Royal Benevolent Society expressing concerns about these impostors threatening benevolence and charity. This prompts questions about their identity, methods, and the strategies employed by shipwreck societies to address this societal issue.

Cathryn Pearce, a senior lecturer in naval, maritime, and coastal history at the University of Portsmouth, is developing this paper as part of a broader project on shipwrecks, lifesaving, and coastal communities in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The presentation explores how beggars portrayed themselves as shipwreck victims, exploiting others’ compassion, and examines the measures taken by shipwreck societies to address this societal problem.

Ticket information: £6, £4 Concession, free to UoP students via SPiA and Historical Association Members

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Everyone’s invited to a free ‘pop-up’ creative light installation experience in Plymouth City Centre this half term from 15-17 February 🤩 🙌

Supported by the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park, the installation celebrates our city's connection to the ocean.

Keep the little ones occupied with a free children’s arts and crafts workshops on Thursday and Friday from 4-6pm 🖌️ 🎨

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£1.8 million of Youth Investment Fund has been awarded to our gateway partner, Tinside Lido! 🥳

This will bring massive transformations that will benefit Plymouth youths, citizens and visitors alike.

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Check out a list of vacancies based around our National Marine Park!🌊
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We are SO excited to announce that our NEW podcast is now live! 🙌 🤩

Tune into episode 1 of 'Sounds Amazing' where Elaine and Tudor touch on how Plymouth Sound became designated the UK's first - and so far only - Marine Park.

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A fly through of what’s in store for 2024 🚀 🌊

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📣 Exciting news 🤩
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In case you missed our exciting news yesterday, here's a recap! 🌊💙 #ThanksToNationalLotteryPlayers

We secured £11.6m of funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund! @heritagefunduk

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🥳We did it!🥳

We've been awarded £11.6m from The National Lottery Heritage Fund @heritagefunduk to deliver the UK's first National Marine Park!

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🎉 WE DID IT 🥳

We’re super excited to announce that Plymouth has been successful in its bid to secure £11.6m from @heritagefunduk to deliver a transformational five-year programme. 🎊

In a UK first, our National Marine Park will create a blueprint for future models, ensuring that people and planet come together to realise a new and sustainable relationship with the sea. 🌊

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Common Cuttlefish makes light work of crabs, fish and even small cuttlefish. They don't fancy us humans though so you'll be safe to watch them being cool 😎

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A cracking heavenly light on our breakwater! 😮😍

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This cold weather won't stop Plymouth's sea swimmers 💪🌊 Well done you brave people!

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A brilliant photo of a Snakelocks Anemone. They may look beautiful and harmless but don't touch! They can release tiny barbs that have proven very irritating if you get them in your eyes 👀

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A dramatic sky over our National Marine Park. Maybe the wind will blow in some more glorious sunshine? ☀️

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This striking character is a male Corkwing Wrasse (Symphodus melops) and is carrying seaweed to an elaborate nest that he's working on.

This Corkwing Wrasse is well in season (photo taken in spring/summer) with his bright colouration 🌈

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