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Programme of Events 2019

Page updated (27 December 2018)

Winter Meeting

2:30pm Sat 2 February 2019 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.

Forays 2019

12 Jan 2019

The proposed foray to hunt for the bloomery at Tudeley is postponed as the stream is too high to investigate.

Instead we will be re-examining bloomery sites in Newick Wood as we think there is an error in the location in the record.

Meet in Newick Lane, Heathfield at TQ595 234 at 11 am where we will be able to park cars inside the gate. which is located immediately after a power line (if travelling North) which crosses Newick Lane. (Newick Lane is the second turning left as you leave Heathfield travelling East on the A265).

Bring probes, stout footware / Wellingtons and lunch.

Contact Jonathan Prus before 9-30am on 01435 830155 should the weather be bad

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

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.