THIS WEEK IN 1996: Mary Rose welcomes four-millionth visitor

The Mary Rose Trust in Portsmouth held a prize draw to celebrate four million visitors coming through its doors since it opened in 1983.

Wednesday, 10th May 2017, 6:00 am
Jean Pallet holds her ship in a bottle, alongside a statue of Henry VIII

The trust could not work out who exactly would be the four-millionth visitor so names were pulled from a hat for people who visited on May 1.

The winner, who was later officially named the attraction’s four-millionth visitor, was Jean Pallet of Droitwich, Worcestershire.

Television presenter Hugh Scully, who died in 2015, was filming the Antiques Roadshow at Portsmouth Historic Dockyardat the time of Jean’s victory.

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He presented her with a sculpture of the ship in a bottle and a ferry ticket to visit the Isle of Wight.

Pictured: Jean Pallet holds her ship in a bottle