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Trafalgar Night Dinner

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by Bryony Harrison (subscribe)
Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from
Eat the Ships of the Line

Lord Admiral Nelson is one of Britain's greatest naval heroes. It was two hundred and nine years ago that he clinched victory at the Battle of the Trafalgar, sacrificing his life in the process.

Every year a special naval dinner is held in his honour. As always, the event will be held at the Old Royal Navy College in the Painted Hall on the 18th October. Tickets are 160, and guests will be trumpeted in by sea cadets lined up the stairway. The evening includes a champagne reception, four course meal, and chocolate ships-of-the-line. There will be an Immortal Memory Toast and Sunset Ceremony with the lowering of the White Ensign.

Lots of musical entertainment will also be played through out the evening, with performances from a sea shanty band, Swinging the Lead, the Militaire Orchestra, the Parade of the Baron of Beef, and more.

The menu for the Trafalgar Night Dinner begins with a starter of crispy fried duck, followed by roast sirloin beef or Mediterranean vegetables and goats cheese strudel, and to finish with a rum and raisin mousse and cheese platter.
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Why? Commemorate Lord Nelson
When: 18th Oct, 7pm
Phone: 020 8269 4799
Where: Old Royal Naval College
Cost: 160
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