Wingrave with Rowsham Heritage Association next talk Friday 22 February

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.

Historical Association – Buckinghamshire Branch, 20 February

The Buckinghamshire Branch of the Historical Association meets again next Wednesday, 20 February, at 8pm, when the Reverend Douglas Dales will be speaking on ‘Pastor Pastorum’: the Papacy of St Gregory the Great.

Venue: Friends’ Meeting House, Rickfords Hill, Aylesbury HP20 2RT.

Everyone welcome: admission charge of £3 to non-members of the Historical Association.

More information on the Branch may be found at their website: http://www.buckshistoricalassociation.org.uk.

How Woughton kept its Green – Talk 9th Febuary

The next BAS lecture – open to all and at no charge – will be on Saturday 9th at 2.30pm in the Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP. Julian Hunt will now talk on How Woughton kept its Green:  the story of the ancient village green at Woughton on the Green which survived Parliamentary enclosure, the construction of the Grand Junction Canal and the creation of the New City of Milton Keynes. This talk is a prelude to a proposed BAS summer visit to Woughton when we will inspect the house platforms, sunken lanes and ridge and furrow in and around the Green as well as visiting the church and the remaining timber-framed farmhouses.

Bucks Archaeological Society Library team, County Museum, Church Street Aylesbury HP20 2QP, Tel. 01296 397200

Email: bucksas@buckscountymuseum.org Website: www.bucksas.org.uk

The Library is open to researchers each Wednesday 10am – 4pm. Do drop in but it would be helpful if you could make an appointment so that we can prepare for your visit. Please ring (Wednesdays or voicemail other days) or email to make an appointment.

Council for British Archaeology conferences: March and April 2019

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

Best wishes,

David
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David Ingham FSA MCIfA
Project Manager
ALBION ARCHAEOLOGY
St Mary’s Church
St Mary’s Street
Bedford
MK42 0AS

Bucks Garden Trust, Talk 19th January

The first Bucks Gardens Trust talk for 2019 is to be held on Saturday 19 January at the Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury.   This is to be given by Paul Rabbitts, writer and lecturer in landscape architecture, on ‘Bandstands’ … this follows on from a recent lecture on ‘Music Outdoors’ given by Dr David Huckvale.   The talk will start at 2.30pm with tea to follow – at a cost of £12 for Bucks Gardens Trust member & £14 for guests, to include tea.

If you would like to come, and have not already booked, please could you be kind enough to contact Rosemary Jury at rosemaryjury@wendoveremail.co.uk or on  01296 715491.

Historical Association – Buckinghamshire Branch, 21 November

The Buckinghamshire Branch of the Historical Association meets again next Wednesday, 21 November, at 8pm, when Professor Giuliana Pieri of Royal Holloway University of London will be speaking on Portraits of Mussolini: Italian Art and Propaganda under Fascism.

Venue: Friends’ Meeting House, Rickfords Hill, Aylesbury HP20 2RT.

Everyone welcome: admission charge of £3 to non-members of the Historical Association.

With best wishes,
Roger Bettridge, Sarah Gray and Julian Hunt
Bucks Archaeological Society Library team, County Museum, Church Street Aylesbury HP20 2QP, Tel. 01296 397200 Email: bucksas@buckscountymuseum.org Website: www.bucksas.org.uk
The Library is open to researchers each Wednesday 10am – 4pm. Do drop in but it would be helpful if you could make an appointment so that we can prepare for your visit. Please ring (Wednesdays or voicemail other days) or email to make an appointment.

Bucks Gardens Trust is looking for Research and Recording Project volunteers

The attached flyer gives all the the details you might need about the Bucks Gardens Trust project and how to find out more if you are interested in joining in.

 

Roger Bettridge, Sarah Gray and Julian Hunt
Bucks Archaeological Society Library team, County Museum, Church Street Aylesbury HP20 2QP, Tel. 01296 397200 Email: bucksas@buckscountymuseum.org Website: www.bucksas.org.uk
The Library is open to researchers each Wednesday 10am – 4pm. Do drop in but it would be helpful if you could make an appointment so that we can prepare for your visit. Please ring (Wednesdays or voicemail other days) or email to make an appointment.

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