Forgotten shipwrecks go on show at visitor centre

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Remains from hundreds of shipwrecks from the First World War are on show in Seaford.

The Sussex coastline is home to approximately 700 wrecks from the Great War and the Heritage Lottery Funded ‘Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War’ exhibiton will be showcasing their stories at the Seven Sisters Country Park Visitor Centre.

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Until Novemeber 3 , artefacts from the shipwrecks along with four years of historical research by the Maritime Archaeology Trust will be on display.

Amanda Bowens of the Trust said: “The project is starting to turn up all manner of personal links and stories connected with these sites, both through research and from relatives of survivors and casualties.”

Some of the discovered ships include SS Tycho and SS Porthkerry who were both torpedoed by the German submarine UB-40, SS Moldovia, HMS Ariadne and U-boat SM UB-81.

To get involved, visit: www.forgottenwrecks.org/index.php/volunteering.

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