1905 NAVAL, SHIPPING AND FISHERIES EXHIBITION

The idea behind this exhibition was to celebrate the centenary of the Battle of Trafalgar but as this topic would not have provided enough interest on its own, sections on Shipping and Fisheries were added to the displays. On the Queen's Court Lake the visitor could take a trip in a submarine or watch a group of Peterhead fishergirls near their cottages, mending nets and knitting long sea stockings. A diving tank was installed by Siebe and Gorman and three divers in full dress could be seen at work. The spectacle was called "With the Fleet" and it showed life on a cruiser during a trip down the Mediterranean. In the Panorama building, in the Western Gardens, Professor Fleischers presented h is scenic interpretation of Trafalgar and the death of Nelson. Another attraction was a Red Indian Village and visitors could see the Indians in their war canoes.

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