Talk: The Story of the modern Matthew

Date: 25th May 2023
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Clive Burlton will tell the story of the modern Matthew that was built to commemorate the 500th anniversary of John Cabot’s historic voyage of discovery on the Medieval Matthew. Who had the idea to build the modern ship? Who designed it? How was it built and funded? These questions and many more will be answered in a fascinating talk that will include archive film footage

Clive will also be bringing a selection of books on local interest subjects from Bristol Books, including his own book on The Matthew of Bristol, which audience members will be able to browse before the talk and during the interval. These books will be available to purchase on the night with a percentage of sales generously donated back to Winterbourne Medieval Barn.

Refreshments available on arrival and during interval. Cash and card payments accepted.

Free parking on site. Parking for this event will be at the Barn, BS36 1SE.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.