AGM followed by Talk on The Shottesbrooke Logboat

Date and time: 16 May 2013 - 20:00
Location: Garden Room, Liston Hall, Chapel Street, Marlow SL7 1DD
Speaker: Steve Allen
Organised by: AIM
Cost: Free to all

AGM, followed by a Talk by Steve Allen

Free entry to AGM and talk, however, only AIM members may vote at the AGM

The Shottesbrooke Log Boat is an exciting archaeological mystery discovered during the excavation of a pond in Shottesbrooke Park at White Waltham.  This 12th century log boat, carbon dated to between 1110 and 1250 AD, was conserved using the same techniques that were used on the Mary Rose.  It is now on permanent display at the River and Rowing Museum in Henley.  Archaeologist Steve Allen, an expert in preserved timbers who has worked extensively with the excavations undertaken at York, will explain the painstaking process that stopped the boat disintegrating, how it was originally made and might have been used.

 

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