Mary Rose anniversary marked by Solent boat trip


A ceremony has been held at the wreck site of the Tudor battleship the Mary Rose to commemorate the raising of it.

It has been 30 years since the wreck was raised, at a cost of £4m, after 437 years on the bed of the Solent.

A boat sailed to the sinking site and a group of longbow archers dressed in Tudor outfits fired arrows in a salute.

It had been hoped a new museum built to house the ship would be ready for the anniversary but in September trustees announced it would not open until 2013.

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