Wednesday, July 30, 2008


A lecture worth watching on burials.given by Dr John Moreland, BA, PhD Reader in Medieval Archaeology click here.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

New field work.

Field work.
WAS FU have been asked to participate in a professional excavation being undertaken as part of the extension of the hospice in Titnor Lane.
The aim is to undertake a 2 week excavation starting on 8th Sept, within the overall site. The area assigned to WAS will be 20m x 20m and trial excavations have revealed multi-period activity from BA to post-Roman.
We would be undertaking the work under the guidance of the Professional Unit (still at tender stage) and members of the public will be invited to take part (having taken temporary membership of the society).
I appreciate that this follows on very shortly after our summer excavation - but thought it too good an opportunity to turn down. So if you are interested and would like more information - please let me know.
Also, the project team is trying to get together 10 metal detectorists to go over the area - probably in early August - but needs to be confirmed. So if you would like to volunteer then please again let me know.
Many thanks, reply direct to Field unit director Keith Bolton.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Blacksmiths Corner.

This August we will be continuing our excavation of the Roman site at Blacksmiths corner.
Dates are from Saturday the 16th August until the 31st of August.

There is an open weekend on the 23rd/24th of August. 11am till 3pm each day.

There will be a collecting bucket for donations, which will be used to offset the cost of the two week excavation. Soft drinks will be available on the open days for visitors.

Please advise the dates you are able to attend.

If you are unable to dig, no problem lots of other work to do, finds processing, washing finds on site, talking to visitors, etc.

More details to follow very soon.