Mary Rose update: Procession as ship’s bell is carried to new museum

The procession with the bell of the Mary Rose

The procession with the bell of the Mary Rose

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IT WAS a memorable moment for everyone involved in the Mary Rose Museum.

The original bell from the Tudor war ship has entered the new museum which houses the historical boat.

The bell, which was rang by Rear-Admiral John Lippiett by the wreckage site of the Mary Rose and then on board HMS Duncan, was followed to the museum by the Royal Marines Band drummers and HMS Duncan’s crew.

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Lynne Stagg was watching it and said: ‘It’s fantastic. I was on the seafront when the Mary Rose was lifted.

‘To see this come to fruition is absolutely fantastic.’

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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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