Chance to take a tour of famous shipwreck

Next Tuesday (September 9) brings the last opportunity this summer for visitors to enjoy a guided walk to the wreck site of the Amsterdam.

Led by experienced guides from the Shipwreck Museum in Rock-a-Nore Road, visitors will have the chance to hear the story of the wreck in January 1749 of this internationally famous Dutch trading vessel and visit the remains trapped in the sand on the beach at Bulverhythe.

Because of the way the low tides fall this year, there have been few opportunities this summer to have a guided tour to see the sight of the remains of this ancient vessel and to hear the fascinating story of the mutiny, storms and mayhem that led to the ship being run ashore at Bulverhythe. The walk on Tuesday leaves from the Bulverhythe viewing platform at 6.15pm and will also include an introduction to the coastline, an opportunity to see the remains of the 4,000-year-old prehistoric forest and the Cretaceous rocks from the age of the dinosaurs.

Advance booking is essential. Book in person at the Shipwreck Museum, or ring 01424 437452. The charge is £6 for adults and £2 for children. The price includes a copy of an illustrated booklet to take away.