Emsworth Museum to hold exhibition this summer to mark the 20th anniversary of the murder of Sir Peter Blake

EMSWORTH Museum will host an exhibition this summer to mark the 20th anniversary of the murder of Sir Peter Blake.

The exhibition, which has been curated by Pippa Lady Blake and Trevor Davies, will start on Saturday, July 9 but will be officially opened at 2pm on Sunday, July 10 by Lady Blake herself.

Sir Peter Blake was born in 1948 and grew up in New Zealand before moving to Emsworth, Hampshire.

As an accomplished and well-known sailor, he won the America’s Cup in 1995 on a yacht called Black Magic.

Sir Peter Blake was shot and killed by pirates while monitoring environmental change on the Amazon River on December 5, 2001.

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    Sir Blake was also an environmentalist and he was shot and killed by pirates who boarded his research vessel whilst he was monitoring environmental changes in the Amazon River 20 years ago.

    Emsworth Museum is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and bank holidays in August between 10.30am and 4.30pm, and on Sundays between 1.30pm and 4.30pm.

    Admission for the exhibition is free and you can find out more by visiting emsworthmuseum.org.uk.