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General Meeting

General Meeting 25 April 2012

Our guest speaker was Dawn Perrier Baker who gave a very interesting talk on

the excavation of the Mary Rose.

The Mary Rose was the flagship of Henry VIII‟s naval fleet; on the 19th July 1545 in a battle with the French Armada just outside Portsmouth Harbour, the Mary Rose sank suddenly with 700 men on board. Apart from a few attempts to explore the wreck in the 1800s, it remained untouched for 500 years.

In 1979-1982 a team of divers and marine archaeologists from the newly formed Mary Rose Trust embarked on a project to excavate the contents of the ship and bring to the surface the remains of the hull of the Mary Rose. This was successfully achieved in 1982 and the remains of the ship and all its contents are now housed in the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth.

Dawn Perrier Baker was a young diver and part of the team involved in this fascinating excavation and is now active in promoting the work of the Mary Rose Trust. In her talk Dawn gave her personal experiences of the original dives and excavation work and showed some of the artefacts raised and talked about what the Mary Rose Project has taught us about Tudor life.

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Meeting-Apr-2012
01 Dawn Perrier Bakers talk on the Mary Rose
01 Dawn Perrier Bakers talk on the Mary Rose
02 Mary Rose artifacts
02 Mary Rose artifacts
03  Mary Rose artifacts
03 Mary Rose artifacts
04 Mary Rose in harbour
04 Mary Rose in harbour
04s Mary Rose in harbour
04s Mary Rose in harbour
05 Divers
05 Divers
05s Divers
05s Divers
06 Watch Bell
06 Watch Bell
06s Watch Bell
06s Watch Bell
07 Boson reconstruction
07 Boson reconstruction
07s Boson reconstruction
07s Boson reconstruction
08 Boson likely image
08 Boson likely image
08s Boson likely image
08s Boson likely image
09 Decks of the ship
09 Decks of the ship
09s Decks of the ship
09s Decks of the ship
10 Lifting cradle
10 Lifting cradle
10s Lifting cradle
10s Lifting cradle
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12 Dawn shows artifact (carpenters plane)
12 Dawn shows artifact (carpenters plane)
13 The end
13 The end
13s The End
13s The End
14 A big thank from the President
14 A big thank from the President
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