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H.M.S Formidable The BackTracker History Show

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HMS Formidable was an 84-gun second rate of the Royal Navy, launched on 19 May 1825 at Chatham Dockyard. With a crew of 700 she was one of the Navy's largest ships at that time.
The Training Ship Formidable came in to being in 1869 after several Bristol businessmen petitioned the Admiralty to lease them an ex Naval Vessel for the training of young boys as Seamen. For decades, the ship took in troublesome boys from all walkd of life and gave them an education and a career, steering them from a probably life of crime. Listen to the amazing tale of the Industrial School Ship Formidable.
THIS PODCAST
This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England.
If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to https://ko-fi.com/backtrackeruk (Ko-Fi.com)
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So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other.
CONTACT ME…
Email: info@backtracker.co.uk
Facebook: @BackTrackerUK
Instagram: @backtrackeruk
Twitter: @BackTrackerUK
The BIG Bristol to London Stroll
If you wish to donate and sponsor our endevours to raise money for the Suicide Prevention Bristol charity, then go to our dedicatedhttps://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alice-the-backtracker ( Justgiving page). Thanks in advance for your support.


SOURCES
Forces At War Records
Portishead Nautical Trust
Western Daily Press - Tuesday 12 October 1869
West Somerset Free Press - Saturday 29 October 1870 Boy's rescue
Bristol Mercury - Saturday 04 February 1871
1881 Census
http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~pbtyc/genealogy/18-1900/F/01850.html (Freepages)




Sound Effects by zapsplat.com
Intro music by The Model Folk


© THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2021

HMS Formidable was an 84-gun second rate of the Royal Navy, launched on 19 May 1825 at Chatham Dockyard. With a crew of 700 she was one of the Navy's largest ships at that time.
The Training Ship Formidable came in to being in 1869 after several Bristol businessmen petitioned the Admiralty to lease them an ex Naval Vessel for the training of young boys as Seamen. For decades, the ship took in troublesome boys from all walkd of life and gave them an education and a career, steering them from a probably life of crime. Listen to the amazing tale of the Industrial School Ship Formidable.
THIS PODCAST
This podcast has been specially edited from a Bradley Stoke Radio show in Bristol, England.
If you liked it please leave a rating and maybe a comment and if you’d like to support the show with a donation, however small, you can go to https://ko-fi.com/backtrackeruk (Ko-Fi.com)
Some more great news for you, if you were interested in buying merchandise featuring the show’s logo, then pop over to https://www.teepublic.com/en-gb/stores/the-backtracker-history-show?utm_campaign=17652andutm_medium=affiliateandutm_source=The%2BBacktracker%2BHistory%2BShow (Teepublic.com), you’ll find lots of things to choose from.
So, thankyou for listening and until next time guys, take care and look after each other.
CONTACT ME…
Email: info@backtracker.co.uk
Facebook: @BackTrackerUK
Instagram: @backtrackeruk
Twitter: @BackTrackerUK
The BIG Bristol to London Stroll
If you wish to donate and sponsor our endevours to raise money for the Suicide Prevention Bristol charity, then go to our dedicatedhttps://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alice-the-backtracker ( Justgiving page). Thanks in advance for your support.


SOURCES
Forces At War Records
Portishead Nautical Trust
Western Daily Press - Tuesday 12 October 1869
West Somerset Free Press - Saturday 29 October 1870 Boy's rescue
Bristol Mercury - Saturday 04 February 1871
1881 Census
http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~pbtyc/genealogy/18-1900/F/01850.html (Freepages)




Sound Effects by zapsplat.com
Intro music by The Model Folk


© THE BACKTRACKER HISTORY SHOW 2021

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