The 1805 Club was founded in 1990 to care for the memorials of the Georgian sailing navy. They are a vital yet often neglected part of Britain's naval heritage. No other organisation is dedicated to their preservation. We:
- Conserve monuments and memorials relating to seafaring people of the Georgian era and in particular Admiral Lord Nelson.
For more information on Admiral Lord Nelson please visit The 1805 Club's site www.admiralnelson.org.
- Promote and publish research into the Royal Navy of the Georgian period, and especially Admiral Lord Nelson.
- Organise cultural and historical events for the enjoyment and edification of our membership and the public in general.
President : Admiral Sir Jonathon Band GCB DL
Chairman : Peter Warwick
Nelson - ON THIS DAY - December
12th December 1786: Captain Horatio Nelson to Frances Nisbet: "Our young Prince William is a gallant man; he is indeed volatile, but always with great good nature. There were two balls during his stay, and some of the older ladies were mortified that HRH would not dance with them; but he says, he is determined to enjoy the privilege of all other men, that of asking any lady he pleases." Nelson married Frances (Fanny) Nisbet on 11 March 1787.
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