Tim Kirk is the Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company, Master Shipwright. Since 2019 Tim has been interpreting the ship’s plans and archaeological evidence to build a replica of the Sutton Hoo Ship that was found buried in mound 1 at Sutton Hoo in 1939.

As part of his role, Tim leads an increasing number of volunteers to covert timber using Anglo Saxon techniques into the different components of the ship. During the festival, Tim and his Crew will be explaining and demonstrating some of the ancient techniques used. Session participants can get close to the action and will have an opportunity to have their questions answered.

How to cleave a tree and plank a ship like the Saxon’s

Listen to the Ship’s Company, Master Shipwright, explain how to cleave a tree and turn it into planking using axes. With the help of the volunteers watch part of the process in action, have a close look at the tools being used and watch the ancient techniques being demonstrated.

FRD4: ‘How to cleave a tree and plank a ship like the Saxons’ with Tim Kirk, Friday 9 September at 2.30 – 4 pm in The Longshed, Woodbridge
SAD6: ‘How to cleave a tree and plank a ship like the Saxons’ with Tim Kirk, Saturday 10 September at 10.30 – 12 pm in The Longshed, Woodbridge