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From Falmouth to London,

join in and be part of this epic story...


for Historians...

Do you love stories from the time of Nelson's Navy and Napoleon? Are you a local historian with information to share about your town in Georgian times? Or would you simply like to learn more about the Battle of Trafalgar and how the news of victory reached London in November 1805? Click below to discover more and find out how you can become involved.
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for Adventurers...

Are you looking for new places to explore or an exciting challenge? Perhaps just a fun game or past-time to do while you spend time with children or grandchildren? Follow our link to learn about the ways we've come up with for you, your family, friends and colleagues to get more from The Trafalgar Way.
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for Educators...

Interested in fresh materials and topics to support the curriculum in new ways? Click below to find free downloadable worksheets and fantastic interactive workshops guaranteed to get young people thinking, to inspire creativity and to spark their interest in the history of their own neighbourhood and maritime Britain.

It all began in 1805 with one man and his urgent message.

271 miles, 38 hours, 21 changes of horses and over 200 years later, the story continues ...

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Pickle Night Primer: Toasts and Etiquette

Organising a Pickle Night? Need help with understanding some Naval etiquette and Pickle Night jargon? Although formats vary, there are some established must-have elements of a Pickle Night. We've sifted through som...


A New Perspective on Victory

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is opening the doors once more post lockdown, at the end of the month, and we're looking forward to a new perspective on history.   Most famous for being the flagship of H...

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Exeter: The Trafalgar Day Service

The First Service In the late sixties and early seventies, a member of the Exeter Flotilla, Lieutenant Commander Adrian Martin MBE RD RNR wondered why Exeter, the capital of the seafaring County of Devon, did not ...

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Halfway Home!

We're Halfway Home in our national Art & Photography competition to promote awareness of The Trafalgar Way!   Although we had made the decision to postpone the competition deadline to next year, we also wa...

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Important Updates to the 'Postcards' competition

Important thing 1: deadline extended to 16th April 2021   As you will appreciate, the run of our competition since early 2020 has been hugely disrupted by the Covid-19 lockdown and all the uncertainty that has...

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Book review: TRAFALGAR by Benito Pérez Galdós

"Dentro de poco los hombres de unas y otras islas se han de convencer de que hacer un gran disparate armando tan terribles guerras, y llegará un día en que se abrazarán, conviniendo todos en no formas más que u...