Location: Manor Farm and Country Park
July 30 – 31 2016
11am – 4pm
*Car parking charges may apply
Medieval Weekend to Launch The King's Great Ships Trail
Harry’s Hamtum Guided Walk
On the bed of the River Hamble lay the wrecks of some of the world’s most famous medieval vessels, the “great ships” built for King Henry V’s
campaign against the French in the Hundred Years War. Among these
historically significant treasures is King Henry V’s flagship, the Grace Dieu.
Now, some 600 years after her construction at Town Quay Southampton, the public will be able to learn how the prized flagship, once the largest ship in the world, came to be an abandoned on the Hamble.
The King’s Great Ships Trail is an imaginative, digital interactive walkway,
funded by Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative. Using the latest technology to bring history to life, the woodland trail through Manor Farm and Country Park, leading to the River Hamble, will explore the history of the “great ships” and detail their medieval connections to the region.
Featuring a soundscape filled with medieval music, facts and tales, including how the “biggest ship in the world” was constructed in Southampton Docks and how she came to be at the bottom of the River Hamble, The King’s Great Ships Trail is a contemporary pathway leading back into our
region’s rich historical past.