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Fascinating talks will remember town’s seafaring heroes

PUBLISHED: 12:20 14 May 2019 | UPDATED: 12:20 14 May 2019

Lowestoft Players' latest 'Historic Lowestoft' event will remember the town's seafaring heroes. Picture: Ivan Bunn

Lowestoft Players' latest 'Historic Lowestoft' event will remember the town's seafaring heroes. Picture: Ivan Bunn

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An amateur dramatics society will present the third instalment in its series celebrating Lowestoft’s former glories.

Lowestoft Players is set to resume its popular 'Historic Lowestoft' at the Players Theatre on Battery Green this Saturday (May 18), featuring a pair of informative talks with musical accompaniments.

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Historian Ivan Bunn will explain with a song and a story why Admiral Philip Broke of HMS Shannon - otherwise known as 'Suffolk's Nelson' - was such a hero.

Following the tale will be a talk from Bob Dickson on the driftermen who competed between 1936 and 1966, a gong presented to the vessel which landed the largest catch of herring in one night's fishing.

Starting at 7.30pm, the evening will be crowned by songs and shanties from the Rogue Shanty Buoys, with maestro Jonathan Gibbs playing at the theatre bar.

To book tickets (£10) visit the Players website, call 01502 770020 or visit the box office on Battery Green Road. All proceeds will go to local charities.

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