Frank Skinner has kindly sponsored a rivet and will always be part of the reconstructed Saxon Ship. In response to contacting him about his interest in the ship he sent us these kind words.

‘I have stood on that Sutton Hoo hill and gazed at the site of the ship-burial trying to imagine the vessel when it was interred. I’ve stood in Room 41 at the British museum and had similarly piecemeal visions. How amazing that the ship is coming to life again. Seeing it will, I’m sure, fix my faulty imagination and Sutton Hoo will seem more real, more exciting, than ever’