Mary Rose update: Flaming arrows fired from Southsea Castle

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ARCHERS have fired a volley of flaming arrows from Southsea Castle to mark the opening of the new Mary Rose Museum.

The display of Tudor firepower is the latest in a line of events taking place today to honour the hundreds of men who died when the famous ship sank in 1545.

The Purbrook Archers - fire a volley of flaming arrowheads out to The Solent from Southsea Castle ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (131451-4130)

The Purbrook Archers - fire a volley of flaming arrowheads out to The Solent from Southsea Castle ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (131451-4130)

Dressed in Tudor clothes, members of the Purbrook Archers fired a volley of fire arrows from the battlements of the castle, where King Henry VIII stood and watched his beloved ship sink.

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Wreath laid at site of sinking

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Harbour procession

Ship’s bell handed to HMS Duncan

Click here for the Mary Rose section of our website

There’s extensive coverage of the new Mary Rose Museum in The News today and tomorrow

And don’t miss our special supplement The Mary Rose, on sale from Friday for just £1.50

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