Three Local Men Who Sailed with Captain Cook

Phil Philo gives an online talk for the Brentford and Chiswick Local History Society

Sea Horses, plate 52 in Cook’s Voyage to the Pacific, 1784
Sea Horses, plate 52 in Cook’s Voyage to the Pacific, 1784

An online talk is taking place this week about three men from the local area who sailed with Captain Cook.

Perry, Monk & Billings were part of the crew when the explorer sailed to the far side of the world, from 1768-1780.

Phil Philo knows this area because he was Curator at Gunnersbury Park Museum in the 1980s. His wide-ranging knowledge of Cook’s journeys in the 18th century comes from his work managing the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Middlesbrough 2002-17 and a voyage on the replica of the Endeavour in 2003.

The talk is taking place at 7.30pm on Monday, 21 March.

As usual there will be no charge to join this event but you should reserve a place via Ticketsource.

Zoom details will be sent to ticket holders on the evening of Sunday 20 March, or on Monday; last minute tickets available up to 6.30pm on the day of the talk. Note you only need to book one ticket per screen, even if you will be watching with a friend.


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March 20, 2022