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Programme of Events 2018-19

Page updated (17 November 2018)

Winter Meeting

Sat 2 February 2019
2:30pm Nutley Memorial Hall
Two presentations on local Romano-British excavations. Greg Chuter, East Sussex County Archaeologist, and David Millum, of the Culver Archaeological Project, on the excavations at Arlington and Wellingham, both Roman roadside settlements with an iron-making component.

Programme of forays for 2018-19

Sat 1 Dec - A search for the Rolvenden Layne bloomery.

Meet 11am at TQ 8532 3104 Mounts Lane, Rolvenden, Kent.
Field Group members will have received further details and maps.
If you wish to be included please contact Tim at 01403 710148 e-mail Tim Smith

Sat 12 Jan 2019 - A search for the Tudeley 14C Ironworks.

Details to be advised.
Field Group members will be circulated.
If you wish to join the Field Group contact Tim at 01403 710148 e-mail Tim Smith

January (Date TBA) - Beckley

At the invitation of HAARG we will be looking for the Conster Manor Bloomery, Beckley.
Straker reports bloomery slag in the bay of a farm pond at Conster Manor Farm, Beckley but this was probably brought to the site to construct the bay so we hope to find the site of the bloomery furnace.
Date 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.