Lord Nelson and his Suffolk connections

Cathy Shelbourne

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24th January 2020
Nelson | Suffolk | Maritime History

Admiral Lord Nelson was High Steward of Ipswich. But did he ever live there? Several of the women in his life had close links with Suffolk. But which ones? Discover the answers, and other surprising connections, in this talk about England’s greatest naval hero and the county bordering his birthplace.

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About Cathy Shelbourne

My maritime heroes, ships and pirates are my passion! As I travel the world giving talks on cruise ships, I research the ports and places we visit for more information on, and photos relating to, the naval heroes, explorers, circumnavigators, pirates and privateers sailing the world up to five centuries ago.

I'm an experienced speaker, member of Toastmasters International, and frequent finalist in speech contests. I also belong to the Society for Nautical Research, and the Yachting Journalists' Association. I am now giving talks via Zoom.

During lockdown, I produced a pack of Monumental Maritime Heroes playing cards. Each card is superbly designed by artist Andrew Oliver, and features a photo or image of the hero and/or monument - with a brief summary of their career. This is supplemented by an information leaflet and timeline. Available in a presentation box from www.seashellcommunications.co.uk/shop

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