Tomorrow evening, 29th June, we have our trip to Fordwich with a guided tour of the medieval Town Hall, also the Church will be opened for us to visit after the tour. We will meet outside the Town Hall at 7.15 p.m. for the Tour to start at 7.30 p.m. The guided tour costs £2 for members, payable at the Town Hall.
An excavation of the St Peter’s Anglo-Saxon cemetery was carried out from 1969 – 1971 under the direction of Cecil Hogarth, assisted by pupils from Chatham House and Clarendon House grammar schools.
We would like to invite volunteers who took part in this excavation to share their experiences or to come and learn about recent research.
Do you know anyone who took part in the excavation in the 1960’s?
Please get in touch with either the society or The Trust for Thanet Archaeology.
A report on this important excavation is to be published by two archaeologists from Cambridge University and will be featured in a seminar and a convention planned for the autumn this year.
We would also like to invite anyone interested to come along to the special talk planned for October this year so watch this space for further news.
Members and non-members are invited to join us for a trip to Fordwich, with a guided tour around it’s Medieval town hall. Fordwich is located just outside Canterbury. Although the town is many miles inland, it was the main port for Canterbury, which traded directly with London and Channel ports and indirectly with the near Continent, before the Wantsum Channel silted up. Check out our What’s On page for more information about this trip.
Excellent talk about Broadstairs with some brilliant old photographs which really brought the past to life! Our next event is on Monday 29th June, a visit to Fordwich, with a guided tour of the Medieval Town Hall. We will have more information on this shortly…
Our next talk this Monday the 18th May is The History of Broadstairs by Barrie Wootton.
It will take place at our Crampton Tower HQ, doors open at 7.15 for a 7.45 pm start.
27th April 2015
The talk will take place at Crampton Tower Yard, Broadstairs.
Doors open at 7.15 for a 7.45 start.
Free to members, £2 for non-members.
See you there! For information on other talks we have throughout the year check out our What’s On page.
A new article about the Society’s ownership of the Stirling Castle shipwreck is now available.
Fascinating history by Andrew Mayfield of the Randall Manor digs, which lasted for 10 years! And exciting plans for the future in Cobham and the grounds of Cobham Hall, and the Julius Caesar Project. Watch this space!
We have a talk tonight by Andrew Mayfield, (Kent’s Community Archaeology Liaison Officer), about the community excavations at Shorne Woods.
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Details for our 2015 course of lectures in archaeology can now be found on our What’s On page. They’re a great place to start if you’d like to develop some practical archaeological skills, allowing you to prepare for a voluntary excavation, or perhaps if your considering doing a degree in archaeology. This course is taught by professional archaeologists, and the next lecture will be on site surveys, 13th April. Places are limited so please book early.