Time Travelling by Water appeared at the Hampshire Water Festival for the second year running on the 25th and 26th July. The Festival celebrates all aspects of the water around us – from boats on the river, to the animals and insects in it, to the archaeology below it and much more besides. Hundreds of people visited the Time Travelling by Water stand during the Festival to meet our hard-working archaeologists and learn about the range and variety of artefacts that can be found in our seas and rivers. Marine archaeology is often inaccessible so we are pleased that events like this one allow everyone to handle their heritage and explore our past.
Time Travelling by Water joined Sutton College of Learning for Adults (SCOLA) last Saturday to host some fun free family activities in Sutton Library.
Intrepid volunteers snorkelled to discover real archaeological finds and handled some dry finds on our touch table. These included a 1940′s telescope, a machine gun and mammoth tusk and teeth, all of which have been dredged up from around our coasts. The events were very much enjoyed and there was a great response form the public.
Though Sutton, in Surrey, is not within one of Time Travelling by Water’s target counties, this event demonstrates the out of area interest in this valuable project. This is especially important in an area which has seen much development over the past few years, much of which will have used marine aggregate.