Learning at Lunchtime presents 'people of the waterways'

If you are interested in waterway history and the lives of those who lived and worked on them, then why not take your lunch break at our museum, to attend one of our free short lunchtime.

Event details

5 June 2018 to 10 July 2018

1:15pm - 1:45pm

National Waterways Museum Gloucester

Gloucester & Sharpness Canal


Llanthony Warehouse

Gloucester Docks

The theme of the talks this season is 'people of the waterways'.

Held on the newly refurbished historic river barge Sabrina 5, all talks start at 13.15 and end at 13.45 on the following dates.

The 'people of the waterways' speakers are as follows:

Tuesday 5 June - Lorna York, Canal boat family historian. "Origins of the Boat People"

Tuesday 12 June - Jodie Matthews, Honorary Research Fellow. 'The George Smith Effect: Demonising Canalboat People in the Nineteenth Century'.

Tuesday 19 June - Margaret Joy. "Recollections of a working life on Severn"

Tuesday 26 June - David Robins, T Nielsen and Co. "A tradition of boat building and repair in Gloucester - Project update on the complete rebuild of the Thames Spritsail Barge Gladys built in 1901"

Tuesday 3 July - Jill Ruiz. "The Life and Family of William Best, Llanthony Bridgeman 1948 – 1971"

Tuesday 10 July - Patrick Prosser, Mariners Church. Mariners - The Mission - Its history and Future.


Admission is free
Learning at Lunchtime on board Sabrina at the National Waterways Museum Gloucester