September 20th 2017
“Marine Archaeology of the New Forest” – Talk from Frank Green of New Forest National Park
Robert Hole Room, Lymington Centre 6:00 for 6:30 talk
The New Forest has a coastline with fantastic views to the Isle of Wight, eastwards towards Southampton and Portsmouth: westwards towards Dorset. The easiest form of transport before the introduction of railways in the mid-nineteenth century was through coastal shipping. Industrial products such as salt could be legally shipped out of Lymington and other goods shipped in. Some other good were imported illegally, as contraband through smuggling. The ever-changing coastline often reveals aspects of the areas past history as a result of storm; from wrecks of all periods to ancient submerged landscapes and the relationship of early settlements with the coast. The talk will outline the results of recent archaeological work along the New Forest and adjacent coasts.
Tickets £5.00 to include refreshments
Tickets available from Clive Sutton solicitors
3 The Old Printworks, 85b High St Lymington, SO41 9AN
Or on the door