Brenda Bumstead 1 - Swimming through a mass of scaffolding
Brenda helped excavate the Mary Rose between 1980 and '81. She was a sport diver and had seen an article in a diving magazine asking for volunteer divers. She was a teacher and so dived during the long summer breaks.
In the clip below Brenda reads from her dive log. All divers record each dive in a logbook. This entry records her first dive on the Mary Rose. First dives were jokingly called cooks tours, after Thomas Cook holidays.
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"Only 11 minutes at 40 feet. Cooks tour of site, visibility very poor, with Tony, felt like I was swimming through a mass of scaffolding."
Swimming through a mass of scaffolding
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Practiced using the airlift somewhere near a canon
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Emptying the ship of ordinary sort of things
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How did you get the canon balls up?
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There were hundreds of us
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