Selsey's secrets under the sea

Outside of West Sussex, it isn't widely known that Selsey played a role in the D-Day landings, in the construction of Mulberry Harbours. These huge concrete structures which rose and fell with the tide to enable loading and unloading of materials and supplies to assist with the invasion. Off the shores of Selsey two of these immense concrete structures remain where they unfortunately sank, unable to reach French waters.

BBC Sounds Interview

Listen as the BBC explores the story of the Mulberry Harbours. Tony Forward of Selsey Sub Aqua Club explains how a Mulberry Harbour now forms part of the Selsey D-Day underwater heritage trail, while Anya Frampton of Mulberry Marine Experiences takes us into this thriving habitat for Selsey's marine life. 

See the BBC’s special D-Day coverage featuring Selsey's story 

Divers alongside a Mulberry Harbour

Find out more about Selsey