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Pots, Potters and Potteries
of Buckinghamshire 1200-1910
October 2019

Records of Buckinghamshire 59
May 2019

Wulfhere’s People:
Excavations at Wolverton
November 2018

Excavations at Missenden
Abbey 1983-88
May 2018

My Dearest Ben:
Disraeli through his letters
February 2018

Toll Roads of Buckinghamshire
1706-1881
September 2017

 

HS2 Archaeology Conference – 2020

HS2 Archaeology – 

This meeting will now take place via an online webinar (same date and time).  You will be able to access the meeting from your home via the device you use for the internet.  Invitation instructions will follow once they have been confirmed.

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.

CBA South Midlands: Events Oct and Nov 2019

CBA South Midlands Autumn conference will be on the theme of Roman Villa Landscapes of the South Midlands. Winslow, Buckingshamshire on Sunday 20th October. Flyer to follow

 

Flyer and booking form for a Flint training workshop we’re holding in Northampton on 16th November for people who want to learn more about flint.

There are only 20 places available, so early booking is advised.

CBA-SM flint training workshop

RECORDS OF BUCKS 2019 EDITION now available.

Records of Bucks Vol 59

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.

For full list of contents and ordering.

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?

New President for the Society

At the Society’s AGM held on 11th May 2019 Julian Hunt (left) was elected as President of the Bucks Archaeological Society, taking over from Dr Richard Gem (right) who retired after serving as President since 2008. The members thanked Richard for his service to the Society and to the heritage of Buckinghamshire and his wise advice  to Council during his Presidency.

Old Canal swingbridge foundations

Swing Bridge abutment

narrow path into the bank

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.

Geophysical survey at Boveney Church

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.