December 7thBuckinghamshire Churches and Mansions: early photographs by Charles May of Aylesbury. Speakers: Michael Hardy and Charles Boot. To be followed by seasonal social.
Our lectures are free and located in the County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP starting at 2.30pm. Lasting about one hour plus time for discussion. Refreshments are available after the event.
Thursday 14 November: Archaeology north of the Cairngorms – speaker: Doug Stuckey A second summer of discoveries volunteering on an archaeological site in Scotland, vitrified enclosures and Pictish picture stones.
• All meetings are at the Bucks County Museum in Church Street, Aylesbury, and start at 7.30pm. Entrance is from the footpath on the side of the building that faces St Mary’s Churchyard. • All meetings are in three parts: a practical archaeology session or speaker on a recent excavation; a break for tea, coffee and biscuits; then reports on our current and recent archaeology projects. All welcome.
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE SOCIAL HOUSING – FROM ALMSHOUSES TO RIGHT-TO-BUY
A one-day conference on the changing face of housing for the people: cottages on manorial estates, the 18th-century workhouse that provided work, the 19th-century workhouse that enforced it, ‘Homes fit for Heroes’ that launched council-provided housing after the First World War, then the New Towns and Milton Keynes after the Second, and its dismantling through Right-to-Buy.
PLUS displays and bookstalls by the county’s local history and archaeology societies.
Saturday 5 October 2019
at The Oculus, the Aylesbury Vale District Council conference centre in Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury
On Saturday 5th October, CBA South Midlands will be jointly hosting a conference to consider how recent work has advanced our understanding of the research questions that have been highlighted in the East Midlands Historic Environment Research Framework (EMHERF) – which, unlike the CBA, includes Northants! It will include demonstrations of the online Research Framework and displays of recent projects, with presentations focusing on the post-glacial period (a CBA East Midlands conference in Newark in November will look at the Ice Age landscape).
The conference will be held at the University of Nottingham; the final programme, booking form and map of the university campus (showing the location of the conference venue and free parking areas) are attached.
Tables and poster boards will be available to display the results of recent research across the region. Please contact the EMHERF conference team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to reserve a
table or poster board to disseminate the results of your own work within the East Midlands.
David Ingham FSA MCIfA
St Mary’s Church
St Mary’s Street
Earlier today members of the BAS Active Archaeology Group visited the south abutment of the old swing bridge at White Houses on the Wendover arm canal. The bridge has been missing for over a hundred years and the only image does not give much clue as to its physical dimensions. Our excavation today attempted to find the platform on which the bridge would swing. We did not find a platform but a narrow brick path leading into the bank. We will discuss with the Wendover Arm trust what to do next.
On Sunday, 27 January 2019, members of the BAS Active Archaeology Group assisted Kris Lockyear and his team from the Community Archaeology Geophysics Group in a survey of the church yard of St Mary Magdalene at Boveney near Eton. The church dates back to the 14th-century and is the care of the Friends of Friendless Churches. There is debate about whether its churchyard was or was not used for burials and they asked whether a geophysical survey could resolve this. We will update this post when the survey results are published.