Heritage Lottery Fund for the search of history under the sea
Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded a grant of £48,000.00 to
investigate hitherto unknown underwater cultural heritage in Filey Bay,
North Yorkshire. The project is part
of the 32 year investigation into a wooden wreck in
Project is designed to look for evidence of this famous battle and the
remains of other shipwrecks in an area of
project will enable greater volunteering opportunities to be identified
for the local community to become involved in.
This will lead to more informal and informal training allowing
growth in confidence and potential for gaining employment in this
deprived and rurally isolated part of
This will not only affect the area surrounding Filey but will spread into the deprived areas of Bridlington, East Yorkshire as these visitors travel to Flamborough Head near the site of the battle in Filey Bay.
The grant will be spent on equipment, professional advice, conservation expertise and administration. A digital record of the project will be created and made available for educational and academic research. A team of local volunteer divers in partnership with the FBI will undertake the work and each dive will be fully recorded. This work will be presented together with a digital film record as part of the analysis of the wreckage and other underwater cultural heritage objects or structures. This information will be assessed by the archaeologists and conservator who are working with the team. In addition about twenty members of the Friends of Filey Bay Initiative will be involved in support of the land based side of the research.
The findings will be published through the media, the website www.fileybay.com and talks and lectures.
The Heritage Lottery
Fund enables communities to celebrate, look after and learn more about
our diverse heritage. From
our great museums and historic buildings to local parks and beauty spots
or recording and celebrating traditions, customs and history, HLF Grants
open up our nation’s heritage for everyone to enjoy.
2007 marks the 10th birthday of the Lottery.
Since its conception, HLF has supported 16.600 projects
allocating over £3.2 billion across the