With a very generous English Heritage Regional Capacity Building grant of nearly £36,000, this unique project aimed to create a new, community-driven maritime heritage website documenting Hartlepool’s ‘modern’ history and tradition of shipbuilding, through the memories, stories and photographs of the people involved.
With a generous grant of nearly £25,000 from the Heritage Lottery ‘Young Roots’ scheme, this project brought together five organisations not ordinarily regarded as ‘partners’, to create an exciting and innovative project.
The project focused on four of the partners providing a broad range of maritime archaeology-related activities to a group of fourteen Sea Cadets, aged 12-20 years, based at Hartlepool on the North-East coast of England.
With the award of a generous grant from the English Heritage Regional Capacity Building Scheme, ‘For the Record’ was a pilot project that aimed to assess the range, type and quantity of material recovered by a number of North-East dive clubs.
By recording these ‘small finds’, it was hoped to build up a series of typologies, for example on the ubiquitous porthole, that could provide maritime archaeologists and divers alike with the key information necessary to positively identify some of the enormous number of ‘modern’ wrecks off the UK.
Thanks to support from Historic Scotland the NAS ran three fieldschools with the Lochaline Dive Centre in order to offer a fieldwork opportunity in the Sound of Mull from 2009-2011.
The fieldschool aimed to increase skills and knowledge in underwater archaeology, providing training courses and the opportunity to contribute to the on-going survey of the wreck of the John Preston.
The Forton Lake project, which investigated the hulks and history of the area in Gosport from 2006-2008, was a collaborative project between the NAS and the Hampshire & Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology (HWTMA).