Above: Emma Brook

The historic heart of Stanley

The Museum has been pleased to continue its series of evening talks at the Museum, by a variety of local speakers, who have generously given their time to help with raising funds for the Museum.  


Emma Brooks gave a fascinating talk at the Museum entitled “Early Falkland Families” outlining her research on how successful or not settlement of the Falkland Islands was at various times in its history from Bougainville, Vernet, Moody and later periods of development with the changing fortunes of the economy.  The pioneering spirit of the early settlers

Above: David Bailey

Emma and David talk Falklands history


and the determination of those that did stay to make a life in the Falklands through the various hardships they faced were covered by Emma in a well-attended talk.

David Bailey, former history teacher at the FICS , gave a very interesting lecture at the Museum on Tuesday 20th November, entitled “Marooned; the true story of the Isabella and Nanina in the Falklands”, outlining the fascinating story of the shipwreck of the “Isabella” on Speedwell Island in 1813, the attempted rescue by Captain Barnard of the Nanina and the complications that arose mainly due to the characters and personalities involved; including the marooning of Charles Barnard on New Island for over a year. David’s talk proved very popular, with a packed house and it is hoped that David will be able to repeat the talk in early 2019 as not everyone was able to attend the first talk.

David is giving another lecture on Thursday 6th December on the Battle of Coronel and the Falkland Islands, doors opening at 6.50 pm for a 7 pm start with £5 payment on the door  – please contact the Museum on 28428 beforehand to reserve a place.

For details on other talks coming up at the Museum please keep an eye on our Facebook Page and the Penguin News small ads for timings and topics.