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2019 Conference – Wooden Walls and Stone Bastions

Ship and ordnance remains on land and under the sea

The Nautical Archaeology Society and the Ordnance Society co-hosted a two-day conference examining how ship and ordnance remains found on land and under the sea help our understanding of our maritime past.

Held in Portsmouth on 16th-17th November 2019 in partnership with Nautical Archaeology Society



Nick Hall and Geoff Smith at the Lecture Hall

The audience at the Lecture Hall
The Ordnance Society stand in the entrance hall
Various sponsor stands in the entrance hall
Time Team’s Phil Harding with members of the London Shipwreck Trust
Prize giving at the Beer and Skittles event at the Royal Maritime Club Portsmouth
Conference Dinner at the The Old Customs House in Portsmouth Gunwharf Quays

Organising team L-R: – Nick Hall OS secretary, Mark Beattie-Edwards NAS CEO, Sara Hasan NAS, Graham Whittington OS Newsletter Editor, Trevor Parker OS Chairman, Charlotte Crumpler NAS, Peta Knott Education Officer NAS & Publicity Officer OS



The Sponsors:

Generously sponsored by DiveMaster Insurance , MSDS Marine, The Sub-Aqua Association, Historic England , Go Dive Scuba Store, BSAC , Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust, Wessex Archaeology, and Valkyrie Diving and Marine Services