on Saturday 23 November at Winslow Public Hall, Elmsfield Gate, MK18 3JG. 1.30-5pm, £3 on the door. The county’s biggest archaeological dig, on the route of the high-speed rail line, is turning up various unexpected settlements. From Mesolithic to Medieval plus a complex area under investigation in Warwickshire.
Roman Roads in Britain, by PADDY LAMBERT, Oxford Archaeology East. Thursday 24th October 2019 at 8pm in MAIN HALL, LISTON HALL, MARLOW SL7 1DD
The Roman road network in Britain is the epitome of Roman civilisation, bringing trade and opening Britain to an empire that stretched from the cold winds of Scotland to the decadence of the orient. They remain one of the most enduring of archaeological legacies. Yet, they are still shrouded in myth and misconception.
The real story of the roads and where they eventually lead us is more surprising and much more interesting.
It’s not ‘what the Romans did for us’ – it’s how they did it.
PAY AT THE DOOR: Visitors: £4.50 Members MAS/AiM: £3.00 Students: £1.50
Free car parking adjacent after 7pm Disabled access Enquiries, including membership and fieldwork: 01628 523896 www.marlowarchaeology.org/
Archaeology in Marlow, Thursday 14th November 2019 at 8pm, Liston Hall, Marlow SL7 1DD Beacons of the Past
Dr Ed Peveler – Chiltern Conservation Board, Lidar survey of the Chilterns.
Members can book now to come on our new series of excursions to a wide variety of locations. Also available is our ever popular Church Crawl. A full list and description of each excursion and a booking form has been added to this site.
Records of Bucks (volume 59) includes articles on newly-discovered Romanesque wall painting at St Mary’s Church, Old Linslade, the effects of the Wars of the Roses on Chesham, and Marlow’s medieval manor hall.
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.
Wingrave with Rowsham Heritage Association is pleased to present an illustrated talk on Aspects of the history of local canals, namely the Wendover Arm and Grand Union Canal on Friday 22nd February at 7.30pm in Wingrave Community Centre.
ALL ARE WELCOME! Entrance is free to members of the Association, but there is a fee of £4 for visitors. The Bar will be open.
Our Speaker is Doug Stuckey, the Secretary of the Bucks Archaeological Society and a member of the Society’s Active Archaeological Group.
Recent projects by the Group have included excavation and survey surveys of the former Whitehouses Pumping Station on the Wendover Arm and the former steam-generating boiler house at the Three Locks on the Grand Union Canal. Doug’s talk is a must for anyone interested in industrial archaeology, but it is also highly recommended to those who enjoy walking local towpaths or navigating the canals.
There are two conferences coming up in March/April that might interest you:
Saturday 30th March – Your Roman Past. Ahead of a major new programme of exploration into the Roman town of Durobrivae, near Peterborough, the Nene Valley Archaeological Trust is holding the first in a series of conferences about the archaeology of the Nene Valley and beyond. For further details and to book a place, go to https://www.nenevalleyarchaeology.co.uk/2019-conference-your-roman-past
Don’t forget as well to make a note of Saturday 6th April in your diary: come along to the CBA South Midlands spring conference at Bugbrooke, Northants, which will feature a review of recent archaeological fieldwork within that county. See the programme: Bugbrooke-2019-programme.pdf
David Ingham FSA MCIfA
St Mary’s Church
St Mary’s Street