Thank you Cassandra anmd the Team at GAC for supporting us agai this year. They have kindly supported us for 4 years in a row now, which is amazing. Thank you and Happy New Year to them and everyone who has supported out work throughout this year.
Thanks to Phil and Anne at Aquatonics for their kind donation for Christmas. We did some work with them earlier this year and their client to ensure the seahorses were protected during a building project at Millbay and we are pleased to say it worked. Thanks to everyone involved for their concern and care in this delicate project.
Have a great New Year to all at Aquatonics and their clients
Every so often something very beautiful and mystical comes across our desk and one of them is part of the Staffordshire Hoard, an amazing collection of Saxon gold and precious items from 1400 years ago.
Please have a look at the link below for the full story but what tweaked our interest here at the trust was the ‘Seahorse’ objects. Stylised pieces that look like a seahorse with some very typical seahorse features such as the dorsal fin on the back and the slight upturn to th…e end of the snout and the ridges on the body. At the moment they are being considered to be stylised land horses but looking very closely at them there are so many features that would make them seahorses and with seahorses found around our coastline and the Saxons taking their inspiration from nature, it is possible the artist used a real seahorse to illustrate their art.
What do you think?
The pictures have been used with full permission from the Birmingham Museum and are subject to their copyright ©Birmingham Museums Trust
Check out the link to the full hoard at