Photo credits: Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership Scheme

Down to the nitty-gritty on the Star of Hope today with experts from the Nautical Archaeology Society, Rachel Quick and Ian Cundy, who helped the Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership Scheme start offset and plane table surveys of a marvellous old wreck.


With a fine low tide and excellent weather conditions the Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership Scheme  managed to survey one area of the wreck before the tide claimed her again.
Once they discovered where the holes in there wellies were and they collated enough data, they headed back to the Ainsdale Discovery Centre where Ian and Rachel showed them how to record the measurements properly.

The Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership Scheme said ”Fascinating and exciting work, this weekend provided us with a great basis to develop a group that  will work to record and protect the Star.
Many thanks to Rachel and Ian – and everyone who came along over the two days.”

As with all surveys like this they are conducted only with the permission and co-operation of Sefton Council’s coast and countryside team.

Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership receives lottery funding to promote the cultural and natural of Sefton coast. Sefton Council and other landowners on the coast are the people who “look after the beaches”.

If you would like the find out more about The Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership Scheme you can visit there Facebook page:



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