The Purton Hulks
Stroud Member of Parliament, Neil Carmichael chaired an open public meeting in order to discuss the future of one of Gloucestershire's most famous maritime monuments.
This came in the wake of British Waterways recent adoption of the site which is now formally recognised by the nations heritage governing authority English Heritage, as the largest ships graveyard in the country; and its designation in 2010, of the sites last remaining Kennet built canal boat Harriett, as a vessel of great archaeological significance and maritime importance.
The meeting included representatives from English Heritage, Natural England, and British Waterways, elected local politicians and residents, and was intended to discuss adequate protection of the Gloucestershire time capsule. The discussion was very unsatisfactory, but BW agreed to meet and discuss the site management plan that should include the surrounding area, with the final document going for further scrutiny at that level. At least they are talking.
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