Rescheduled from 4 November
The East Coast war channels were a system of defended shipping routes established in the early months of the First World War and maintained throughout the conflict. Hugging the coast between the Thames and the Forth, the Channels were a target for U-boat attacks: more than a thousand vessels were sunk.
In this lecture, Antony Firth discusses investigations (supported by Historic England) of the largely forgotten history of the war channels and their archaeological remains, both on the seabed and along England’s east coast.
Entry is free and no ticket is needed. Places are on a first-come, first-served basis, so latecomers may not be admitted when the lecture room is full.