Emsworth’s Museum President for the past 21 years, Dr Margaret Rule CBE has died. Margaret received national and international acclaim for her involvement in the discovery and uncovering of the Roman Palace at Fishbourne.

She was the pioneering force behind the underwater archaeological work on the Mary Rose too. Despite ill health in recent years, she continued to show an interest in Emsworth Museum events and activities and in July 2013 attended the 25th anniversary of its opening in 1988.