15. July 2007 · Comments Off on Arresting Journeys 28 September 2007 · Categories: Society News

Arresting Journeys

An event celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the birth of William Blake

The Royal Navy is generously providing two ships HMS Tracker and HMS Raider to recreate Blake’s Journey in September 1780 when he travelled with Thomas Stothard on a sketching holiday down the Thames and up the Medway where they
were arrested near Upnor Castle on suspicion of spying for the French.

This day trip takes place on Friday 28 September. We will leave at 8 am from Tower Bridge and arrive at the historic Chatham Dockyards at about 1 pm.

There will be a hamper on each boat and after some sketching we will make our way back by train.

Each Patrol Boat can carry a maximum of ten people and you must be in rude health. If you would like to come, then please contact the Blake Society by email on chair@blakesociety.org.uk
or telephone Tim Heath on 0207 495 5654

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