The Beaufort Arms in Hawkesbury Upton kindly organised a fund raiser for the LJST.
On Thursday 28th January a brewery visit by customers of the Beaufort to Cotswold Spring’s and Severn Vale’s magnificent new home at Tortworth raised £80 for the LJST (thanks mostly to the breweries’ generosity).
The picture shows the pub’s very own Bishop of Wigan, Stan Fillingham, getting a chair lift at the brewery with bearers Tony Harcourt and brewery owner Mark Francombe.
Many thanks to all who attended and contributed to the event, we had a terrific reception at CAMRA’s National Pub of the Year the Salutation at Ham afterwards, and once again Westward Travel ably provided the transport.
Beer expert Tom Salt provided the picture – thanks again.
2015 has been a momentous year for the Trust and many thanks to everyone who helped make it happen.
After years of hard work we managed to establish our Treasure Island Trail around the docks in September.
In November we set-up the “Travels with Robert Louis Stevenson – Celebrating Bristol’s connections…” in one of Bristol’s most prestigious and important buildings, Bristol Central Library.
And also in November we hosted our partners for the brand new European Cultural Route ‘In the Footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson’ where we had the huge honour of accepting the official accreditation ceremony on behalf of the ECR in Bristol Records Office.
More good news is that the Exhibition is continuing until early January and that we are poised to deliver an enhanced Trail for late Spring 2016.
The Long John Silver Trust wishes everyone a great New Year and looks forward to more adventures on the high seas of the Floating Harbour.
Yo – Ho – Ho and a bottle of rum this Christmas …
At last!! after several years of planning our Treasure Island Trail is really here! A glorious day for the Long John Silver Trust, the weather was perfect at the opening, and a great time was had by all our friends as we walked the Trail.
Click here to view images and a video of the Launch
Click here for Google map
PROPS students and LJS Trustees ‘doing the biz’ at our final installations …
Below: Black Spot ‘A’ outside of the Merchant Venturer’s Almshouses at the Broad
Quay end of King Street (the origin of the first ever Treasure Map in
literature – 1815).
Below: Black Spot ‘B’ at the Welsh Back end of King Street outside of the famous
Llandoger Trow – doubling in “Treasure Island” as Jim’s family pub, the Admiral Benbow.
If you can make it, please come along to the Grand Opening of the Trail at
1pm 19th September 2015 at Black Spot ‘A’. (click for Treasure Island Trail map)
Bristol’s Lord Mayor and PROPS students will be doing the honours, and then
we’ll all be off to be the first to ‘do’ the Trail with Trustees as guides.
We’ll finish at the Arnolfini in time for a screening of Aardmans Pirates!
at 3pm (Tickets still available @ just £5 Bristol Ticket Office).
The day will finish with two sailings on board the Matthew (a family one at
5pm and an adult one at 6pm) – for availability please go to the Matthew Box
See you all on Talk like a Pirate Day! – Saturday 19th September – pirate
See links on two previous blogs for booking Information.