Welcome to issue 9 (2019) of the Historical Diving Society Newsletter. 5 August 2019.
The society has been asked if we might provide a static display at the Bristol Heritage Docks weekend on the 28/29th September. There will be a lot going on at the Underfall Yard and elsewhere (see the website below) so it promises to be a lively weekend, with lots of visitors asking lots of questions and plenty of things to see. If you would like to join in the fun contact Gary Wallace-Potter on firstname.lastname@example.org. Some expenses have been offered.
In the last RopeSignal we covered the unveiling of the statue outside the Italian National Museum of Underwater Activities, Ravenna, of a hard hat diver, a monument to the ‘Toilers of the Sea’. Local TV interviewed Museum Curator Vincenzo Cardella at the time and the film can be seen at: https://www.teleromagna24.it/attualit%C3%A0/marina-di-ravenna-monumento-al-palombaro-inaugurato-al-mas-video/2019/6
The Ordnance Society and the Nautical Archaeology Society are holding a joint conference this year on Wooden Walls and Stone Bastions: Ship and ordnance remains on land and under the society. Much of the conference will concern ordnance recoveries from the sea. For more information go to: