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Programme of Events 2018


UPDATED(05-07-18): July 7th 10.00am
Great Park Wood Excavation CANCELLED DUE TO HEAT AND SPORT
Great Park Wood, Brede
grid ref TQ 853 190.
Lat: 50.940664N Long: 0.636124E
The nearest postcode is TN31 6BG

Great Park Wood is located south of the B2089 about 2 miles east of the crossing with the A28 at Broad Oak Brede. Parking is through a gate directly off the B2089. The entrance will be marked each day. If you see the signs for Udimore you will have passed the entrance. The excavation site is about 200 metres from the parking area downhill across a grass field.

For further information please contact Bob Turgoose on 01424 882657. In the event of bad weather on the selected days please call Bob to check if work is going ahead.


July 14th (Sat) 2018 11am
Summer Meeting and AGM
Lewes Town Hall. Lecture Room, High St, Lewes, E Sussex, BN7 2QS

A presentation by our sponsored research student, Ethan Greenwood on completion of his studies of the organisation of iron production in pre-Roman and Roman times on the Weald. Followed at 2pm by a visit to Anne of Cleves House (to include the Iron gallery) 52, Southover High St, Lewes, BN7 1JA.

SAS members please bring your SAS membership card for free entry. WIRG will pay entrance for others. Lunch: There are a variety of cafes and restaurants for people to make their own arrangements.


Sat August 18 & 20th
Biddenden Tractor Fes, Biddenden, Kent TN27 8BH
Exhibition

Please contact Tim on 01403 710148 or email Tim Smith if you can help, or on the Friday before when we set up.Help is needed to assist at the stand on the days and set-up Friday 8th afternoon. If you can help: when we set up


September 14 - 16th
Fernhurst Furnace open weekend with Sealed Knot Society (to west of Fernhurst).

Exhibition

Route will be signposted on the day.

Help to assist at the stand needed on the days and set-up Friday 8th afternoon. If you can help: Contact Tim Smith by email or on 01403 710148


Programme of forays for 2018

To be advised


What is a Foray?
A foray includes field walking to identify possible iron-working sites. In favourable cases, this is followed up by excavation to further explore the layout of the site and to find dating evidence.

View a short VIDEO of a Foray (16Mb) - it may take a while to download.