BBC BLOGS - Mark Cummings' Blog
« Previous | Main | Next »

Protection for the hulks?

Post categories:

Mark Cummings | 09:12 UK time, Friday, 18 March 2011

One of Uk's largest and most important collections of maritime archaeology could be lost because of a legal loophole...which protects the grass and rocks on the shoreline but not the submerged vessels.

Volunteers say they're worried about the future of the Purton Hulks on the River Severn...Chris Baxter is talking about this on Friday's Mid Morning Show

Thanks to John for this stunning photo.


  • Comment number 1.

    I remember walking past these hulks, with my parents, in the Early Sixties. Although I have suggested that they should by Grade 2 'Listed', the skeletal remains are but a pale shadow of the way they used to be.


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.