Bob visited Greenwich’s iconic Cutty Sark to find out more about the history of the tea clipper and how it was restored and reopened in 2012 following the devastating fire in 2007.
Cutty Sark has travelled across the world, sailing under both the Red Ensign and the Portuguese flag, visiting every major port in the world through the course of her working life. In admiration of her beauty and in recognition of her fame, she was preserved for the nation by Captain Wilfred Dowman in 1922. Since then, the old clipper has been berthed in Falmouth and Greenhithe, finally arriving at her current resting place in Greenwich in 1954. Bob met curator Jessica Lewis, on board in the pouring rain, to find out more! Listen again here.
Curator of Cutty Sark, Jessica Lewis