UNDERWATER history was explored when archaeologists guided visitors through the unknown shipwrecks of the past.
As part of the Heritage Open Days scheme, visitors were shown the abandoned husks of ships left in Forton Lake, Gosport.
Members of the Nautical Archaeological Society explained where the ships came from, some of which were used during the Second World War.
Mark Beattie-Edwards, program director of NAS, said: ‘This is an opportunity for residents to explore the local area which they haven’t done before.
‘Heritage is on their doorsteps. They only have to walk out their house to engage with it if someone is willing to show them.”
Jack Poole, 88, worked in the shipyards in 1940 and had built some of the types of ships seen wrecked in the lake.
Mr Poole, from Gosport, said the ships they built sailed all over the world: ‘It was a hell of busy place back then.’
For more information on the Heritage Open Days scheme visit heritageopendays.org.uk.