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The Pudding Pan Sand Roman Shipwreck(s)
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2015, 21:28:23 »
To date six Roman period ships and boats have been discovered in British waters. Three in London, one in Guernsey and two boats from Ireland and Wales.
A considerable amount of Roman continental pottery, recovered by inshore fishermen and oyster dredgers, points to the possible existence of many more.
For over 250 years, Roman Samian ware has been dredged up at Pudding Pan Sand, approximately three miles north of Herne Bay. The pottery is plain Samian ware made in Lezoux in central Gaul in AD 160-200. The pottery may come from one or more shipwrecks, or possibly be jettisoned cargo(s), the strong tides and the passage of time dispensing them over a wide area.
The wives of the Whitstable fishermen often used them to make puddings, hence the name Pudding Pan Sand and Pudding Pan Rock!


Ashmolean Museum.

The Mystery of the Pudding Pans. T E Porter. Kent Archaeological Review. 54. Winter 1978.
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