Adrian Green whetted our appetite for a closer inspection of Winkelbury when we viewed the site from the Ox Drove on the recent and hugely informative Pitt-Rivers walk.
So here’s the plan: we meet at 10.00 on 25 October at Berwick St John village hall (Water St – signposted from centre of village) and then make our way up to the top of the hill in a limited number of cars to walk and evaluate the site.
We would like to approach the site ‘tabula rasa’, as indeed did the General had to, and, only later, in the comfort of the village hall (where some sustenance will be provided to top up anything you may have brought with you), will we review the evidence about the site and identify how we might wish to proceed – whilst we ‘discuss our lunch’ (19th century antiquary-speak!).
General Pitt-Rivers, with his military background, concentrated on the military and defensive nature of the earthworks, but is this how we would necessarily evaluate the site today?
Please note that numbers will unfortunately once again be limited, so book now, preferably by email, to avoid disappointment. Please also note that this event will involve rough walking away from paths.
There will be no charge for this event. We will provide all the necessary equipment but feel free to bring sketching pads, digital cameras or tablets to help record your impressions.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to book on to this event