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Walks and Talks at Exeter Heritage Harbour Festival

Walks and Talks at Exeter Heritage Harbour Festival


Exeter’s 2024 Heritage Harbour Festival will be featuring a range of walks and talks as part of its overall programme

Wednesday 5th June

The Train Now Arriving – How the arrival of the railways and steam engines changed Exeter.

The talk will also explain the important links between Exeter’s Canal Basin, steam power and coal.  The talk is linked to the celebration of steam power on ‘Steam Sunday’ as part of the Heritage Harbour celebrations. – John Davidson

Please note, this is an Exeter Forum Talk at The Mint Methodist Church – 10.45am. A charge of £4 will be made for non-Forum members.

Saturday 8th June

Redcoat Canal Tours with Exeter Cruises
11:30am (£ applies), Tel: 07984 368442

Parker’s Harbour
Richard Parker shows the development of Exeter harbour over five centuries via his own brilliant illustrated re-creations. Custom House, 2pm

Exeter Red Coat tour of Historic Quay
2:00pm – Custom House

Sunday 9th June (‘Steam Sunday’)

Redcoat Canal Tours with Exeter Cruises
11:30am (£ applies), Tel: 07984 368442

Redcoat Tours of Historic Quay
at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm Starting from the Red Coat Gazebo in the Marine Market on Piazza Terracina

South West Maritime History talks in Haven Banks Outdoor Education Building:

11.30am – Brunel’s Atmospheric Caper

The perilous progress of the Exeter to Plymouth railway – Britain’s first long distance atmospheric railway.- Jonathan

1.30pm – Not Plain Sailing

The lives and work of bargees on the Stover canal and comparisons with the Exeter Ship Canal. – John Ellis

2.30pm – Horse Versus Steam Power

The struggle between horse power and steam power on the Exeter Ship Canal, 1840-1920 – Jonathan Turner

3.30pm – Follow Your Noses

The businesses, workers and families who lived around the Exeter quay in the 1920s – Dr. Julia Neville

Ticket Prices: Various

  • Date(s)

    • Wed 5th Jun 2024 10:45 am – 11:45 am
    • Sat 8th Jun 2024 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
    • Sun 9th Jun 2024 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

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