Falmouth, Saturday 6th May 2000
Another fine day for a meeting. After coffee we assembled to listen to our fellow member Captain Ron Hawkins give an illustrated talk entitled Brass and Bunting . Here is the write-up he kindly provided:
BRASS and BUNTING
Some aspects of the Falmouth Packet Service
The two particular aspects of the Packet Service I intend to talk about are uniforms - the brass of the title, and flags - the bunting. I also intend to show how the commanders of the Packets made use of them.
As everyone may not be familiar with the history of the Packet Service a little background information might be helpful. The Service at Falmouth was established in 1689, when war threatened the integrity of the overland route, to carry government dispatches and ordinary mail to the Iberian Peninsula. The routes it served increased and expanded in a reflection of Britain's widening overseas interests. Most of the Packets were supplied under contract and...
Read the original meeting report here
Falmouth, Saturday 6th May 2000 Ron Hawkins 06/12/2006
..Capt.Kidd & the Princess Elizabeth packet. V.Dodd 25/10/2011
..Captain William Rogers Marlene Kavanagh 22/07/2007
....Anna Cory Harris Nicholas Purcell 31/03/2008
......Cory/Harris families Marlene Kavanagh 01/06/2008
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I am researching a biography of a packet captain who I think was related to Adoniah Schuyler and would be interested in seeing some of these pictures.Can you possibly help?
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i need some pictures of captains from the 1800's