Lecture: The Newport Medieval Ship

Date: 11th July 2019

Time: 7 -9pm

Location: The Cartshed

In the summer of 2002, on the muddy banks of the River Usk, the remains of a 15th century Ship were found. Recovered, they now form a fascinating project to reveal the life and times of medieval Newport and her trading partners along the Atlantic seaboard.
The most complete 15th century European ship ever recovered, the importance to our maritime history cannot be overestimated as there is nothing else in the UK with which it can be compared. She was built 60 years before Henry VIII’s Mary Rose, possibly in the same Basque (northern Spain) shipyard as the vessels that 40 years later took Columbus across the Atlantic in 1492.
Join Rob Kenny of Friends of the Newport Ship to find out more about this magnificent and inspiring heritage icon. Learn about the conservation process, and about the wealth of evidence that this ship continues to yield about crew and cargoes, medieval life, times and trade.