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Purton Field Schools - 2002 & 2004

In 2002 and again in 2004, MADU assisted with the running of NAS field schools at Purton on the banks of the River Severn in Gloucestershire.

The site is the home of the Purton Hulks where over 80 wrecks have been abandoned, many to act as reinforcement to the river bank helping to stop the side of the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal from sliding into the Severn.  This ships graveyard is an excellent site on which to run a fieldschool as a huge variety of vessels from wood and iron to composite and concrete are to be found.

November 2002 Purton Field School

November 2002 Purton Field School November 2002 Purton Field School
November 2002 Purton Field School November 2002 Purton Field School

February 2004 Purton Field School

February 2004 Purton Field School February 2004 Purton Field School
February 2004 Purton Field School February 2004 Purton Field School

For further information on the Purton Hulks, see Friends of Purton.

Reference Links:

For further information see the following article:

Your Part II Project which can be found in "Nautical Archaeology" the NAS newsletter (2002.4, page 10).

NAS Part II Survey School by Sarah Hardy which can be found in "Nautical Archaeology" the NAS newsletter (2003.1, page 5).

Back to Purton 28-29 June 2003 which can be found in "Nautical Archaeology" the NAS newsletter (2003.2, page 2).

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