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Worcestershire Archaeology Day 2018

  • 27th September 2018

We are pleased to announce that our annual Archaeology Day will be on Saturday 17th November. We have an exciting programme of talks lined up from our staff about excavations and projects we’ve been running, and also by guests from other archaeological units and research groups who’ll share about their own work and discoveries in the county.

You’ll be able to find out about:

  • Excavations at Bredon and Offenham,
  • Worcestershire Farmsteads,
  • Digitisation of The Charles Archive,
  • The Aldington Beaker and related finds,
  • Testpit discoveries in White Ladies Aston,
  • Origins of Worcester revisited,
  • Whinfield collection of glass slides
  • And Fascinating Finds of the past year.

The Beaker discovered at Aldington

We are at the University of Worcester’s St John’s Campus as usual, using the lecture theatre and the Cotswold Suite for tea/coffee. Refreshments will be provided at the start and then mid morning and mid afternoon. For lunch you can bring your own or

To book your place please go to https://e-services.worcestershire.gov.uk/LibraryEvents/EventDetails.aspx?id=565 or return the form ArchDay18 Bookings with a cheque payable to Worcestershire County Council. Due to increased costs including room hire and refreshments we have put the price up to £22, the first increase for 5 years.

We hope to see you there!

One of the Charles Archive images

 

7 responses to “Worcestershire Archaeology Day 2018”

  1. rita roberts says:

    I shall be most interested in this and hope to read all about it on your blog. Thanks.

  2. Roger says:

    Publicity seems weak this year !! Looking forward to it though.

    • Paul Hudson says:

      Hi. Thanks for getting in touch. Most of the publicity is similar to previous years. We are aware though that our mailing list is shorter than before, as we had to check people wanted to remain on it back in the spring like many other organisations. We’ve asked people to check with any friends they know usually come and have asked local societies to help publicise. If you have any suggestions of other places we are always happy to have other suggestions.
      We look forward to seeing you.

  3. Roger Moore says:

    Pauk, I have not even seen it in the “Explore the Past” newsletter ?? No worries, I am publicising amongst like minded folk.

    • Paul Hudson says:

      The date was set after the newsletter was produced (we can only get the date late August), so sadly we couldn’t include it there, but put the provisional date in the events guide.

  4. Mr Leslie Barratt says:

    dam I’m away that weekend and would love to be there as I’m an avid metal detectorest and most of my detecting is done in Worcestershire. I’ve had a lot of exciting finds including a seal ring that belonged to Alfred Baldwin’s father and another seal ring that is now in Worcester museum that we believe belonged to Thomas Foley of wittley court. and many other finds of importance is ther any other dates I could come and see all that history. how do I go about trying to join the Worcester archaeology society I would be very greatfull for any information.

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