Episode 3

EP3: The Bristol Channel Disaster

On the night of October 23, 1817 the sailing packet William & Mary , en route from Bristol to Waterford in Ireland, struck a rock near Flat Holm in the Bristol Channel and sank within 30 minutes.

 It was a clear night, the water was calm and there was a gentle wind blowing, but the negligence and selfish behaviour  of the crew is said to be  what caused the accident, and was largely responsible for the subsequent loss of life.

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Hello there! My name is Alice and this is The Backtracker History Show Podcast where I ask you to join me on a meander down through the archives to find out more about the people, places and events from the past.

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