Recording and recovery of Admiralty Whaler from
dock subsequent post excavation work for
Archaeological assistant and general photographer Magor Pill
excavation for Gwent and Glamorgan Archaeological
Evaluation of Saxon Watermill site for
& Wear Museums Services
, compilation of report and tender for the
works to be completed.
September 1996;- Pre
disturbance recording of 17th/18th C vessel on Seaton Carew Beach
subsequently designated as an historic wreck site photographer and assistant
supervisor for Tees
March 1997;-Malham Tarn
Evaluation of archaeological site and risk assessment for
and National Trust for
Evaluation and preliminary survey Dalton River Crossing Co Durham for
Pre disturbance survey followed by full excavation of number of inter
tidal wrecks on fore shore Mablethorpe. Site supervisor and photographer for
.August 1998:- Diving
superintendent Malham Tarn Project mixed team of
professional and volunteer divers, joint project of NAS and
Excavation Licence for National Trust/Bradford University
Part time lecturer to Bradford University Archaeological Sciences
Dept for forensic
Photographic consultant to Irish Underwater Archaeological Research
Trust, Co Wexford Eire
October 1998;- Birger Project
,Site director and over all project Co-ordinator, excavation and recording
of 19th Century timber wreck.
June 1999;- Consultant and
diving supervisor for survey of submerged forest and landscape Bray,
October 1999 - June 2000;-
Design consultant and main contractor for civil engineering project
Hartlepool Historical Quay, ‘Kittiwake Project’ design and
installation of live time video monitored and through water communication
facility for training of archaeological & scientific divers.
April 2001- 2003: Assistant
Training Officer and diving superintendent for NAS Scotland Contractual work
responsible for training of divers/archaeologists, supervising, setting up
the centre as an SSI Training School, providing
recreational training from entry level through to leadership
qualifications, and specialist training courses to both recreational and
April 2002:- Diving contractor for
all diving/archaeological projects for NAS and associated works.
May 2002 :- Contractor and
diving superintendent for Kinlochbervie Project on behalf of Historic
Scotland, survey and limited excavation of 16th/17th C
wreck far North West of Scotland.
September 2002:- Contractor
and diving superintendent for Filey Bay Project, project run in conjunction
with National Geographic of America and the United States Department of the
Interior to ascertain whether a wreck situated in that bay is the wreck of
the Bonhomme Richard
Jan – Oct 2003 :- Training
and management of archaeological projects within Scottish region.
July-August 2003:- Continuing
, full surface supplied team working on site 24hrs per day from moored DSV ,
to obtain record of structure for comparison. Report…Pritchard P.
Filey Bay Wreck ,Archaeological
Evaluation. Pritchard Diving Services
November 2003:- Contract for
Historic Wreck Sites Sound of Mull with Wessex Archaeology on behalf of
Historic Scotland. EH
Feb 2004:- Consultant marine
archaeologist & contractor proposed development P&O Ferry terminal
Stranraer: in consultation with naval architects with regard to hull design
v’s littoral topography for access to proposed berth for high speed ferry,
data collection for mitigation to sea bed.
April 2004:- Consultant
marine archaeologist & contractor Dunoon ferry terminal. Survey by remote
sensing, sidescan, bathymetry target acquisition and investigation by diver
Consultant to HM Coastguard into recreational diving accidents.
Survey and project S. S. Thesis Sound of Mull, long term project for
recording of late 19thC wreck, environmental and structural monitoring by
linear measurements of hull and NDT methodologies.
Project contractor Filey Bay BHR .Supervision of mutli-national team
on continued survey of vessel believed to be
Shetlands survey wrecks ,investigation into wrecks of MTB’s in
Bressay Sound, resulting in establishing location , recording (due to
archaeological/historical significance) and disposal of associated ordnance
from vessel for
Lerwick Port Authority
2005:- Forensic examination Lake Coniston, request from Crown Court
Judge presiding at murder trial that
forensic underwater evidence provided by the prosecution be audited
by an independent team and similarly obtained evidence be obtained.
Consultant/site director Archaeological survey
Voe and Sumbrugh airport extension, Shetland. Full suite of remote sensing
acoustic and seismic surveys completed at above locations on site and real
time interpretation of data for target acquisition leading to diver ‘ground
truthing’ and interpretation.
Archaeological Survey Out Skerries, Shetland. Diver based assessment to be
made of Historic Wrecksites at above location in conjunction with Wessex
Archaeology as Protection of Wreck Act contractors, on behalf of
and the Dutch government.
of report and tender for works to be completed.
Oct 2006:- Environmental
impact investigation on behalf of the European Court, Firth of Lorn; as a result of a complaint made against a statutory body,
environmental data along with nondisclosed control samples were taken and
interpreted for use in an international court case. Diver and remote
sampling methodologies were used.
Feb 2006:- Campbeltown
outfall assessment; bathymetric, acoustic and seismic data was acquired, by
means of remote sensing, diver video and interpretation was used to provide
visual evidence for engineering consultants and an environmental impact
survey, including a stand alone archaeological survey for
March 2006:- Lismore power
cable survey; survey to predetermine most appropriate route for submerged
power line taking into consideration, littoral obstructions, gradients,
megaripples and deeps. Data retrieval by remote sensing and diver
videography for Scottish Power
May 2006:- North Uist 18thC
shipwreck survey, physical survey of unrecorded wrecksite consisting of
large wooden wreck and dispersed cargo. Interim
Aug 2006:- Norse Celtic
fishtrap survey, Unst; rock feature in
recorded and researched using divers and standard land based survey
techniques..Final publication pending
Sept 2006:- Loch Awe crannog
investigation: An established site under investigation by
and Historic Scotland.
May 2007:- Investigation of
18th C wrecksite North Uist
June 2007:- Investigated and
recorded new crannog site mainland Orkney
July 2007:- Continued
investigation of Filey Bay Wrecksite believed to be the 18thC raider the
Formerly C.I.T.B. approved
Plant operators(now CPCS) safety awareness course. Expires Dec 2008
plant operators- 180 degrees backhoe/ loaders and excavators below/
above 5 Tonnes No;- 008034471/1
Experience in use of
hydraulic and pneumatic tools, compressors, water pumps etc.
Usage of slings and rigging
and many hand tools.
Installation of geotextile
envelopes, grouting techniques, plinths and shuttering.
Remote sensing survey,
acoustic and seismic, interpretation of same.
Digital photography &
videography, with I.T Applications
Station Officer and Sector
Trainer H.M Coastguard
AWARDS:- Winner of the IIDC Archaeological and Scientific Projects Award presented at
Oceanology International 2004, Nomination for the Thistle Award 2004.