Read the CCB Winter 2019-20 newsletter ‘The Hillfortian Times‘ here
Thursday 16th January 2020, 8.00 p.m.
Paul Seddon, a resource assessment report. A large number of project opportunities, both fieldwork and desk-based research, flow from this report.
In the Garden Room, Liston Hall, Chapel Street, Marlow, SL7 1DD. Members of AIM& MAS £3.00, non-member £4.50, students £1.50
Thursday 6th February 2020, 8.00 p.m.
Dr Gabor Thomas (Reading University), new archaeological perspectives from the Kingdom of Kent.
Main Hall, Liston Hall, Chapel Street, Marlow, SL7 1DD. Members of AIM& MAS £3.00, non-member £4.50, students £1.50
Thursday 20th February 2020, 8.00 p.m.
Lucy Lawrence (Bucks County Council Archaeology Officer) will outline how the Archaeology of HS2 is helping to answer some longstanding questions about the development and use of this historic landscape.
In the Garden Room, Liston Hall, Chapel Street, Marlow, SL7 1DD. Members of AIM& MAS £3.00, non-member £4.50
This new book brings together, in an easily accessible form, information from all currently known archaeological and documentary sources about the 700-year history of pottery production sites and potters across Buckinghamshire, gathering excavation reports, field names, parish records and national censuses alike to portray a once-important Buckinghamshire industry.
Pots, Potters and Potteries
of Buckinghamshire 1200-1910.
Published October 2019.
CONFERENCE ORGANISED BY THE BUCKS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
on Saturday 4 April at Winslow Public Hall, Elmsfield Gate, MK18 3JG. 1pm-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. Speakers from the HS2 (Fusion) Archaeology team.
- Download Leaflet with full details that you can print locally.
- View the society’s work on archaeology along the HS2 line.
- View HS2’s own website on the archaeology of the line.
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.
AIM and MAS members £3.00, non-members £4.50.
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.
Price to non-members: £15.00, plus £3.50 for post and packing. Members receive Records volume 59 free – so why not JOIN THE SOCIETY?
St Albans History are holding a conference about Verulamium on June 29th.
Details are here: http://www.stalbanshistory.org/page/romanconference2019
Tickets are purchased via eventbrite.
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.