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CBA North Nautical Archaeology Day at Hartlepool Maritime Experience
Sunday 11th October 2009

This CBA North event costs £3 per adult (children free) and will be held from 1pm till 3pm in the Tattershall Room on the 1934 paddle steam ship The Wingfield Castle. Wingfield Castle

A talk and video/slide show will be given by Nautical Archaeology Society NE on underwater archaeology and shipwrecks.

This will be followed by a talk on Saltburn Rutways (a enigmatic complex of post medieval routeways for carts cut into the natural bedrock on the foreshore from Saltburn to Skinningrove, created to serve the alum and ironstone industries and for collecting seaweed and kelp off the beach) by Audrey Sanderson of Teeside Archaeological Society.

Make a day of it:
Attendees can benefit from free entry into the adjacent award-winning Museum of Hartlepool, which tells the story of the town from prehistoric times to the present day.
There is also discounted entry into the excellent Maritime Experience for our attendees (£4 per person on production of our event ticket - adult price is normally £7.75).

HMS Trincomalee
The Maritime Experience includes a replica historic quay with 18th century shops (chandlers, naval gunsmiths, swordsmith etc), musketry and cannon displays, an audio visual tour of the ship HMS Prosperity in the year 1800, skittle square and children's playship, children's maritime adventure centre. Come aboard and explore below the deck of the beautifully restored 1817 HMS Trincomalee - Europe's oldest warship afloat.

There is a coffee shop on board the Wingfield Castle steam ship and a bistro and quayside coffee shop in the Maritime Experience.

Both museum and Maritime Experience are open 10am until 5pm.
Parking is free.

To book contact Jennifer Morrison, Secretary of CBA North, by Sunday 4th October please.

Postal address: West Chapel, Jesmond Old Cemetery, Jesmond Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1NL
Tel: 0191 2816117 (mon-fri)

Cheques should be made payable to 'Council for British Archaeology, North Region'


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