Two men in 19th century dress facing each other with arms raised, each with a pistol in his hand

It was 1854 and duelling was illegal in England. But the two combatants defied the law and squared up to each other on Browndown beach just next to the Diving Museum.
A young man died; the other fled; a court case ensued.
It is the story of the last Englishman to die on English soil as a result of a duel.

What drove them to resort to a duel? What happened next?

Come and join John Mullen in the museum at 4pm to hear the dramatic tale. He will relate the story on Friday 9th September and again on Sunday 18th September.

This event is in participation with the National Heritage Open Days Programme.