To celebrate the 200th Year of HMS Trincomalee you can help us kick off the fundraising by supporting us to create a unique display dedicated to Eliza Bunt.
Eliza was a Royal Navy widow. After her husband’s death the Navy took responsibility for her journey home. She travelled on HMS Trincomalee from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) to Portsmouth, leaving in 1818.
We plan to recreate Eliza’s cabin on board the ship using information from the detailed diary she wrote on her trip. Her diary provides a unique record of a woman’s experience on a Royal Navy ship in the early 1800s. It is a frank record of how difficult she found the trip, but also describes the things that Eliza took comfort in, some of which we will include in the cabin.
It’s easy to support us – just text BUNT71 £5 to 70070 to give £5 or visit our online donations page