Thursday 18 November 2010 is the bicentenary of the birth of Admiral Thomas Sulivan.
This comes in Bournemouth’s bicentenary year and he has been called Bournemouth’s forgotten hero. That description comes from John Cresswell, Bournemouth Natural Science Society curator, who last week delivered a lecture about him under the title ‘Bournemouth’s Most Illustrious Resident’.
He sailed with Charles Darwin, brought plants back to England, lived on the Falkland Islands and retired to Bournemouth where he took an active part in the life of the town.
John’s researches continue and I look forward to further talks and I hope a book.
See page 148.