Monday, September 21, 2009

Mike and I find The Wrong Bligh!

There were over 500 grave stones dating to 1666, some with skull and cross
bones for the pirates, all in the yard of St Mary's Church in Gosport and
then we found it...G M Bligh, who served as a young officer on H.M.S.
Victory at the battle of Trafalgar and later became Capt. Bligh...a distant
relative of William Bligh!!...a local came to explain the common
mistake...so back to Google for the real deal and it is in London of
course...stay tuned.

2 comments:

David Sleep said...

Hi Don and Mike,
I know this is very short notice, but if you are in London this Saturday (26 September) exploring William Bligh's tomb in the Museum of Garden History, Lambeth, the Pitcairn Islands Study Group (UK) will be holding its autumn meeting close by at the Union Jack Club (Burns Room), Sandell Street (close to Waterloo Station), SE1 and you will be most welcome to attend. The Group is devoted to the history and people of Pitcairn Islands and the Mutiny on the Bounty theme. With my very best wishes and good luck with your new adventure. The Group will keep in close contact. Kind regards, David Sleep, Chairman.

David Sleep said...

Hi Don and Mike,
I know this is very short notice, but if you are in London this Saturday (26 September) exploring William Bligh's tomb in the Museum of Garden History, Lambeth, the Pitcairn Islands Study Group (UK) will be holding its autumn meeting close by at the Union Jack Club (Burns Room), Sandell Street (close to Waterloo Station), SE1 and you will be most welcome to attend. The Group is devoted to the history and people of Pitcairn Islands and the Mutiny on the Bounty theme. With my very best wishes and good luck with your new adventure. The Group will keep in close contact. Kind regards, David Sleep, Chairman.