There have been a few questions about why we are called The Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company, as we are not a commercial enterprise.
There are of course many meanings of the word company… you can enjoy someone’s company, you can be part of a company have a company policy, you can awkwardly not realise someone had ‘company’ and so on and so on…
Indeed, The Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company is far from being a commercial enterprise as we are a charitable organisation that is coordinating like-minded volunteers build an Anglo-Saxon ship.
So, it can be said that we very much enjoy each other’s company and we do have to adhere to a few ‘company’ policies but essentially we are like a theatre company or company of soldiers who rely on their shared resources and skills to reach a common goal. Our goal being the recreation of the Sutton Hoo Ship.
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