And the students of the university can work their way through school as tour guides and helping with the restoration and preservation of the site. We can set up a trading store there for people to buy handmade items, food and produce and a pub that would be run just like one from 100 or more years ago. These could help with the ongoing expenses of running the university while the tourist fees can fund the upkeep of the museum buildings of the village (the church and school).
According to my research:
Much of the area around the village is now covered in a rich variety of vegetation and wildlife with open fields on each side of the Purbeck hills and an area of woodland in the centre of the valley following a small stream down to the sea. The Purbeck hills, which start at Swanage, end around 1 mile west of Tyneham with a high cliff and long sandy beach below.
So we should have plenty of room and interesting plant life to study.
The merfolk video you found made me think about gilleyweed. It grows wild all over that area!!
The church, St. Mary’s, is absolutely gorgeous.
Muggles have been saying they want to restore the rectory and its outbuildings next, but we could do it so much better and more quickly!
Once restored, can you imagine how beautiful and peaceful it would be to live here? Do you think I could convince Hannah to open a pub in this village and leave the bustle of London behind?
And we could restore this so the fountain is usable.
This would be such a great thing to do as it would help preserve history, increase interaction with muggles, help the students work their way through the school, help fund the university/research, and more. And we definitely want to protect the merfolk. It disgusted me to see the way the muggles had stuffed and mounted them for display like some animal or freak of nature. The exposure of the students to this different culture would be an added bonus. Merfolk know so much. They could add to our knowledge immensely. This keeps sounding better and better! I'll contact Kingsley today and try to expedite this!!