The latest newsletter can be found here: CBA Member newsletter Sept 2019
Archaeology in the Community, Christ The Cornerstone Church, Milton Keynes, Saturday November 2nd.
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CHESS VALLEY ARCHAEOLOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Monthly lecture. Andy McGrandle
Friday, 15th November 2019 at 8pm Chesham Town Hall – All welcome Members £2 / Non-members £4
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.
Booking is now open: you can either complete the attached form and send it to me along with your cheque (payable to CBA East Midlands), or book through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/east-midlands-research-framework-new-frameworks-for-our-past-tickets-61689298352
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
Tel: 0300 300 6874
Mobile: 07717 866767
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.
The history of the local pubs and their associated breweries is a common subject of interest in a town or village.
The Society had a project to investigate and record local pub buildings. The records and template worksheets are available on this site. These could very useful to anyone carrying out a similar exercise in your locality.
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