Goodwin Sands SOS is celebrating its first anniversary (who knows if there will be another?) with an article in this week’s glossy Country Life magazine (May,10 ‘Let Sleeping Ships Lie’ page 70) and confirmation of a generous grant from LUSH cosmetics. Quite a week! You can read the article here: http://www.countrylife.co.uk/news/bodies-sailors-airmen-face-dredged-goodwin-sands-156578
The survey ship Northern Wind is currently steaming back and forth across the proposed dredging area carrying out the magnetometer survey requested by Historic England. She is also redoing surveys undertaken two years ago. We are told the results will be available in August and will be the subject of an unprecedented third public consultation period, in which you all will be invited to contribute!
As ever, thank you for signing our petition ‘Goodwin Sands SOS – Stop the Dredge!’. We would love to reach 15,000 signatures by the end of the summer so please pass it on to your butcher, baker, candlestick maker – even your bank manager if you are lucky enough to have one!
Many thanks for your continued support.
Joanna Thomson and Fiona Punter
Bodies of sailors and airmen face being dredged up at Goodwin Sands