Pickle Night - 30 October 2021
Published 00:00 on 2 Oct 2021
Pickle Night is a fun, naval-themed social occasion. It has nothing whatsoever to do with gherkins, onions or vinegar, and everything to do with the fastest little ship at Trafalgar. HMS Pickle was one of the superyachts of her day. Carefully maintained by the Admiralty her officers and crew were handpicked and her fore-and-aft rig and her copper bottom which was cleaned and repaired at least once a year gave her a speed advantage over other ships. Pickle Night celebrates the arrival in Falmouth on 4 November 1805 of Lieutenant John Lapenotiere on HMS Pickle. After arriving in Falmouth, Lapenotière took a chaise to London, stopping 21 times to change horses, to carry Admiral Sir Cuthbert Collingwood's immortal despatch to their Lordships of the Admiralty about the victory over the French and Spanish fleet at Trafalgar and the death of Lord Nelson. The route that Lapenotière travelled is now known as The Trafalgar Way.
Join the crew on HMS Pickle for a night to remember!! Listen to the talks and quizzes from the Captain of HMS Pickle - yes we're lucky enough to have him with us for this fascinating evening! Dress in the style of the occasion if you can.
Enjoy delicious food suitable for the crew of HMS Pickle. There will be a welcome drink, a choice of pies with mash, followed by a selection of sponge puddings with custard. Starts at 6 bells, Last Dog Watch. (19:00)
For full details including menu and to book, go to WebCollect.
Numbers are limited to 40 due to social distancing etc. Closing date Wednesday 27 October at midnight.
Last updated 12:39 on 15 October 2021