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From Falmouth to London,

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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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The Victory Grand Tour Cape to Cape 2019

Residents along The Trafalgar Way are in for a treat on May 18th this year! Prepare for the spectacle of more than 40 classic cars competing in a grand odyssey of a rally which will have begun at Cape Trafalgar in ...

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Prize-winners' visit to HMS Victory

I, for one, was grateful not to be at sea on board HMS Victory on March 3rd. Having battled my way into Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard with my umbrella acting simultaneously as a shield and a sail, it was no surpri...

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Prizegiving aboard HMS Victory

3rd March 2019 - An invitation-only event to reward the young prizewinners of our Autumn 2018 short story competition, "An Urgent Message". 3rd March 2019, HMS Victory, Portsmouth A prizegiving ceremony and tour ...

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Running The Trafalgar Way Short Story Competition

At The Trafalgar Way we are all about storytelling so last year we decided to launch a short story contest. Little did I know it was going to take me into one of England's most historic rooms and that one clever yo...

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A visit to Cape Trafalgar

Cape Trafalgar, October, just before midday, 1805. The wind is light and north-north westerly. Standing on the headland, looking out to sea, we see the sails of over fifty ships in the distance. One line is racing ...

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Perranwell: the 39th plaque is unveiled

On 17th November 2018 villagers in Perranwell Station in Cornwall welcomed a visit from a perfect replica 19th-century post-chaise carriage. The bright yellow period carriage, pulled by two horses with a postillion...