Mary Rose diver talks of the treasures he found

Margaret Rule led the excavation of the Mary Rose which is now behind her to be restored in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard PP3733 PPP-140408-142926001
Margaret Rule led the excavation of the Mary Rose which is now behind her to be restored in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard PP3733 PPP-140408-142926001

A DIVER who worked on the project to raise the Mary Rose will be talking about his experience at the Marlipins Museum in Shoreham.

Adrian, a member of the Brighton Sub-Aqua Club, was part of a team of divers who worked on Henry VIII’s favourite warship, the remains of which are now on show in Portsmouth.

He will give an illustrated talk, Diving on the Mary Rose, on Friday, at 12.30pm, in the Marlipins Museum’s gallery, accessed via Middle Street. Entrance to the talk is £2 for members, £3 non-members.

Having learned to dive as a teenager in Manchester, Adrian joined the Mary Rose team after he saw a television programme about it.

The discoverer, Alexander McKee, put a call out for volunteer divers to work on the project and as a result, Adrian brought up many treasures which can now be seen at the Mary Rose Museum at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

The Mary Rose is the only 16th century warship on display anywhere in the world.