We are delighted that Dan Pascoe of Pascoe Archaeology and the University of Bournemouth has agreed to be our first retained archaeologist. We are really looking forward to working with him to promote the fascinating archaeology of the Goodwin Sands.
Dan commented “I’m an archaeologist specialising in the investigation of shipwrecks. I have been extremely fortunate to have been part of several incredible excavations, including: the Mary Rose andInvincible in the Solent; the 76-gun London in the Thames Estuary; the Dutch East Indiaman, Rosswijk, on the Goodwin Sands; and the Portuguese East Indiaman, Esmeralda, in Oman.
The Goodwins, however, is a unique and special place, which always draws me back. For example, its here where the wrecks of the Great Storm of 1703 really ignite my interest, particularly the 70-gun Northumberland, sister ship to the more famous Stirling Castle, which is remerging from the sands once again.
I’m extremely grateful to be given the opportunity to work with the Trust to help raise national and international awareness of this rich but vulnerable heritage resource”