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07/02/2019 09:0007/03/2019 23:00Europe/LondonMECSS 2019 ConferenceInspiring safer systems at seaAmerica Square Conference Centre, London, UKtrueMM/DD/YYYY
The Reception will take place in the Courtroom overlooking the historic Tower of London on the evening of Tuesday 2 July 2019 and offers a special opportunity for all participants to visit this magnificent building. The safety of shipping and the well-being of seafarers have been the prime concerns of Trinity House since being incorporated by Henry VIII on 20 May 1514.
The building houses a remarkable collection of maritime artefacts that bear testament to the prominent role played by Trinity House in the nation’s maritime history. Within the Quarterdeck hangs the Bell from the Royal Yacht Britannia given to HM the Queen by Trinity House on Trafalgar Day 1953 and given back to the House when the ship was decommissioned.
Roman London Wall
The historic Roman London Wall runs through the America Square Conference Centre venue and is visible to participants during the event.
The Square was built in about 1760 and dedicated to the American colonies. During the construction of One America Square, the section of Roman Wall was first recorded in 1908 when the previous office building at 15-16 America Square was built. It was again exposed and further excavated as part of the archaeological survey of the site. Due to the scale of the building project, more of the wall was revealed along with the foundations of a 4th century Roman bastion. The remains of the Roman wall were preserved and incorporated within the new development, and are on display in the basement of the current building. The Roman wall in the basement is partly visible from street level by looking down though the glazed panels that are situated in front of the recessed ground floor walls.