Sutton Mariners Sailing Club

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Weekly meetings take place on Thursday evenings and are normally held in the ‘MBA Lounge’, formerly known as the ‘Times Square Hall’, at the VBS Community Stadium, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey unless stated otherwise under Venue in the programme. 

Meetings start at 20.00. – Talks start at 20.15 unless stated otherwise in the event.

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May The Forts Be With You – Maunsell Sea Forts

7 April @ 20:00 - 22:00

These incredible structures were built in the Thames (and Mersey) Estuary under the instruction of engineer, Guy Maunsell at the request of Winston Churchill in 1941. Looking like something from the War of the Worlds, they were constructed on land and towed out to sea where they were sunk onto sandbanks to protect the city of London from attacks by enemy aircraft during WW2.   

They were decommissioned by the Ministry of Defence in the 1950’s and lay abandoned until they became the home of Pirate Radio stations some years later. Following the close down of the illegal broadcasters by the British Government in August 1967 the forts have stood silent in the Estuary ever since,  exposed to the elements and beautiful in decay.

Join Flo for a potted history of the forts and see some of the incredible images she has taken on her many visits.

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Date:
7 April
Time:
20:00 - 22:00
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Venue

Dave Smith Lounge
VBS Community Stadium, Gander Green Lane
Sutton, Surrey SM1 2EY United Kingdom
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Visitors are welcome on any Thursday club night held at the VBS Community Stadium