The Trawler Thief -

The incredible story of Capt Dod

Osborne - adventurer, philanderer, gun-runner and spy?

SPEAKER: Dr Brian Lavery

Saturday, September 10 at 10am,
Rollits Solicitors, High Street

On April Fools’ Day 1936 - Scottish skipper George “Dod” Osborne played the ultimate April the first prank when he stole the Grimsby seine netter The Girl Pat.

What followed was an 8,000-mile chase across the globe which ended with a celebrated case in the Old Bailey.
Osborne, went on to become a world celebrity writing five books on his favourite subject - himself.

Dr Brian Lavery discovered the long-forgotten story of the Aberdeen-born skipper while researching for a collection
of fishing-related tales of heroism, adventuring, triumph and disaster.

Booking Details

No booking required

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.