Sixty years ago today, the Cutty Sark floated into the Greenwich Dock and decided that she loved London so much that she’s stayed with us ever since. So it’s time to celebrate and mark the occasion by sharing memories of the ship and what it means to you.
If you’re a fan of this impressive old floater then get along to Sadias Tea Party’s Tea and Memories event today (December 10). There will be afternoon tea served (which is fitting as she was, of course, built to serve the China tea trade), parlour games and plenty of chatter about the ship and everyone’s memories about her. It’s a free event but you need to book ahead here.
The Cutty Sark was brought to Greenwich as a memorial to the Merchant Navy and an icon of the bygone era of sail. It has since been restored twice, first in the early ’50s and then again in 2006 and 2012.
If you can’t make it today but still want to share your stories about Cutty Sark’s arrival, restoration, royal opening or anything else about the ship, join the online convo by tweeting @Cutty Sark or using the hashtag #CuttySark60.