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Exploring the south west coast with TV's Mark Horton

By: stagedoorscribbler - November 6, 2017

Mark Horton

One of the great advantages being living in an  island nation is the fact that we are never too far from a fascinating stretch of coastline. Few know more about the archeology and history of our coastal frontiers than Professor Mark Horton who has been presenting the BBC's popular COAST programme since 2005. 

During that time he has visited every corner of the British and Irish coasts, and uncovered amazing stories of our maritime history and culture from Stone Age to the Industrial Revolution. This week he will be honing in on the South West when he brings tales of ancient peoples, of discovery, shipwrecks and disasters to Dartmouth.

Mark Horton - Coasting around the South West will be at The Flavel in the town on Thursday 10th November.

He has a wealth of wonderful stories illustrated with stunning photographs of the coast and the people who live and work there. 

*Mark Horton has a wide ranging archaeological interest and has led digs in both Britain and overseas. He has presented and contributed to numerous TV archaeology programmes, from the BBC Two series Time flyers and the BBC Scotland documentary on the Darien Disaster. He was also involved in the early days of Time Team on Channel 4 and has contributed to many archaeology programmes on the Discovery and History Channel. 

Mark Horton - Coasting around the South West is at The Flavel in Flavel Place, Dartmouth, on Thursday 10th November. More info at www.theflavel.org.uk