The story of Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, comes to the Framework Knitters Museum on Tuesday 24th April at 2.30pm when Kathy Powis will give an illustrated talk in the former Methodist Chapel.
Organised by the Friends of the Framework Knitters Museum (Kathy is Chairman of the Friends), this is the first of three talks to be held during the year.
Kathy, a patron of the Mary Rose Trust for five years, said: “I’d love to be a volunteer for the Trust, but Portsmouth is too far away! Instead, I raise money for them by giving talks and bringing the amazing story of the Mary Rose to people in the East Midlands, maybe encouraging some of them to visit Portsmouth for themselves. And, of course, by holding my talk at the Framework Knitters Museum, I can indulge two of my passions at the same time.”
With memories of her Wing Walk (which raised thousands for the museum in 2016) still fresh in her mind, Kathy will continue her daredevil feats with a sponsored abseil down Portsmouth’s 100m Spinnaker Tower in June – this time in aid of the Mary Rose Trust.
Tickets for Kathy’s talk cost £5 and are available from the Framework Knitters Museum or by calling 0115 984 5375 or 921 5253.
Barbara Harrington, Friends’ Membership Secretary