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Programme of Events 2019

Page updated (20 May2019)

Advanced Notice (1)
Summer Meeting and AGM on Sat 6 July 10am to 2pm will be at Brede Village Hall Cackle Street, Brede TN31 6DX. SatNav 50.942938N 0.597750E

Details of afternoon visit and AGM to follow

Advanced Notice (2)
Fernhurst Furness - Open Weekend Sat 14th and Sun 15th September; 10:30 to 5.00pm

Full details see Fernhurst Furness Poster

1 June: Great Park Wood, Udimore

The excavation at Great Park Wood contiues The next excavation at site will be on
Saturday 1 June starting at 10.00am. For further details please contact Bob Turgoose on 01424 882657.. The site is at TQ 8523 1903 on the NW corner of Great Park Wood - nearest post code TN31 6BG.

Parking is at a field gate south side of B2089 about 1km W of Udimore and about 200m W of the dig site. We have had a gate put in from the field to the dig site so walk across the same field where the cars are parked.

Bob Turgoose is organising the dig and Simon Stephens is the archaeologist in charge.

Wellingtons are highly recommended as the field track is very muddy in places. Bring a spade, trowel (builders type), kneeling pad, sieve if you have one and lunch. If the weather looks bad check with Bob on 01424 882657 that it is still on.

Forays 2019

Visit To Tudeley in January postponed due to site conditions Date to be confirmed.

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

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.