Trafalgar Day

The Last Post rings out at the 2008 Trafalgar Day

The Last Post rings out at the 2008 Trafalgar Day

Each year, around 21 October, the Greenwich Royal Navy Veterans Association hold their annual Trafalgar Day Act of Remembrance in the Pleasaunce.

The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805' by J.M.W. Turner, National Maritime Museum/Greenwich Hospital Collection

The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805′ by J.M.W. Turner, National Maritime Museum/Greenwich Hospital Collection

The ceremony marks the Battle of Trafalgar of 1805 and honours the 3,000 sailors buried in the Pleasaunce.

In recent years, the Friends have been providing refreshments to the veterans, and the park features tributes to the dead, including the planting of a tulip tree and a mosaic plaque commissioned by the Friends.

To see photos of Trafalgar Day from recent years, visit our gallery.

Check out our What’s On section regularly for details of upcoming Trafalgar Day events.

The Pleasaunce mosaic plaque, based loosely on an original design by Jane Lydbury, who also designed the Friends logo

The Pleasaunce mosaic plaque, based loosely on an original design by Jane Lydbury, who also designed the Friends logo

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