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Mersea oysterman Daniel French speaking on Anglia TV News, 15 February 2017. Daniel found timbers in the mud off Coopers Beach, East Mersea. They are believed to be part of a Bronze Age walkway across the marshes. A little while earlier, Daniel found a skull that has been dated to the Iron Age 290 - 350 BC.
Daniel has been working with members of the Citizan Project to rescue and preserve these important finds. Citizan works with volunteers to record finds and changes around our coast - for more see www.citizan.org.uk.Video of the full item from Countryfile can be played inside the Museum - ID VV010612.
The timbers from the board walk are going through a preservation process and when complete, it is planned to have them on display in Mersea Museum, under a glass panel in the Museum floor.
Date: 15 February 2017
Photo: Mersea Museum
Image ID VV010612_003
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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.