Sharpness Field School

In 2008, MADU assisted 4 NAS members who were looking to complete their Part II qualifications by recording the remains of several partially and totally submerged wrecks that lie in a pound above an old disused lock where the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal meets the River Severn.  

Permission was sought from the British Waterways Board (BWB) who were responsible for the area at the time, and permission was granted.  However when permission was requested to work in the pound for a second weekend to complete the work, despite having completed a full risk assessment as requested, BWB refused to grant further permission, so the project has reluctantly had to be put on hold.

Recording remains of submerged wrecks at Sharpness Recording remains of submerged wrecks at Sharpness

Recording the remains of submerged wrecks at Sharpness using a Total Station

 Recording the remains of submerged wrecks at Sharpness

Recording the remains of submerged wrecks at Sharpness  

Recording the remains of submerged wrecks at Sharpness

The Sharpness Team 

 The Sharpness Team

The Sharpness Team