Welcome to the Long John
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Long John Silver Trust is a registered charity (in England
and Wales) and was set up initially to raise funds for a sculpture
of Stevenson's immortal scallywag Long John Silver, fictional
Bristol pub landlord and pirate of repute, renowned for his duplicity.
This was in 2004 after Treasure Island had been chosen as launch
book for Britain's first Great Reading Adventure in Bristol in
be educational and inclusive, this led on
to a proposal for a Treasure Island Trail around
Bristol's old dockside.
We believe this will be a unique and fun way to
experience a key part of Bristol's maritime and
Much like Stevenson's original book we aim to be educational and
inclusive and with this in mind we have teamed up with local special
needs charity PROPS, Bristol
Books and Publishers, Bristol
Radical History Group, Destination
Bristol, Redcliffe Community Forum and the Robert Louis Stevenson
have a great relationship with Bristol
based sailing ship Matthew (a
replica of Cabot's ship that discovered Newfoundland
in 1497). JungleTalk provide
our parrot, Cap'n Flint, when required.
have four Patrons:- Eugene Byrne, Steve Yabsley, Royston Griffey; Bristol City
Councillor and former Lord Mayor of Bristol;
Newton, son of the brilliant actor Robert Newton
(who in the Trust's opinion did the finest ever portrayal
of Silver in Disney's film of Treasure Island in
have several trustees who bring a variety
of skills to our organisation, not
least our Chairman, Gerry Brooke, ex-editor of the Bristol Times supplement
of the Evening Post, a very popular
Our organisation is part of the European Network In the Footsteps of R. L. Stevenson.
The objective of the European Stevenson network is to promote the life and works of Robert Louis Stevenson and in parallel, the territories visited and explored by the author.
Discover the Network's website : http://www.rlstevenson-europe.org/en