The Big Anchor Project is a fun heritage recording initiative which aims to empower public volunteers in the recording of physical anchors around the world.  You can download recording forms and the accompanying guidance notes, to record the heritage within your community.

The Big Anchor Project aims to develop a global tool for the identification of anchors. The initiative is managed by the NAS with the help of various project partners and supporters. The project is building a freely accessible, online database of anchors which can serve as a valuable tool for anybody undertaking research or with a general interest in the subject.

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Thank you to our 2017 Donors who helped us get the Big Anchor Project back up and running

Miranda Richardson Joan P MacIver Katy Bell
Brian Minehane Andrea Hamel Jim Fuller
José Manuel Matés Luque Allen Murray Ian Oxley
Deanna Groom Colin Robson John Gibson
Charles Beacham Steve Ellis Simon Keymer
Sam and Harry Nicholas Hassapis Malvern Archaeological Diving Unit
MSDS Marine Ian Barefoot Liz Suggitt
Nick Reed Beccy Austin Maritime Archaeological Society
Alison Mayor Melanie Taylor Chelsea Colwell-Pasch
Mike Alcock Duncan Ross Edward Cumming
Sheilah Openshaw Stuart Hughes Matt Cass
Richard Harpin David Thompson Mark Beattie-Edwards
Dave Johnston Sara Hasan Mark Callaghan
Brian Minehane Jim Cleary Kathryn Epps
Veselin Atanasov Therese Kearns Sue Brown
Roger Forster Lindsey Shaw José Manuel Matés Luque
John Naumann Ian Gemmell Steve Harvey
Mike Alcock Chris Ohlsson Pete Dahle
Tim Parker Jon Mann Peter Dolphin
Peta Knott Peta Knott Michael Halligan
Peter Christopher  Sue Barker John Buglass
Adrian Dodds

Donate by Text Message

Donations can be made on the NAS website appeals page or by texting ANCHOR5 to 70085 to donate £5.00 or ANCHOR10 to donate £10.00. Standard message rates apply. 100% of money raised will go to supporting the costs of the Big Anchor Project.