Upcoming Events – Spring 2016

We have a packed schedule coming up this Spring:

6 February – Wor Barrow clearance 10.00 am. Aimed to improve your circulation. Hand tools only. A convivial day (we hope) based around clearing the two smaller barrows adjacent to the Wor Barrow of vegetation – hot or cold depending how close you are to the resulting bonfire.

13 February – Devizes 2.00 pm. David Dawson of the Wiltshire Museum (Devizes) has kindly agreed to arrange a special visit to the collections and archives of the museum. Two of the founding fathers of archaeology – Cunnington and Colt-Hoare, will be the focus of the visit. There will be a guided tour of the nationally important prehistory collections, many of which were excavated by Cunnington and Colt Hoare, and there will also be a rare opportunity to see some original manuscripts and watercolours. Bookings will be limited to 25. There is no cost for this visit. Tea/coffee will be served on arrival (also free!).

20 February – Bokerley Dyke walk 10.00 am. Our first walk of a linear feature; part of the Pitt-Rivers story and led by Claire Pinder (Dorset County Archaeologist). May not be easy underfoot, appropriate footwear essential.

27 February – A visit to Stourhead in search of Sir Richard Colt-Hoare. At the time of writing a programme is being put together by the National Trust – see separate post. Restaurant or packed lunches at midday.

As usual these events are bookings only, on a first come basis, and they are also all free (Stourhead TBC).. Please let me know which you would like to attend (all four if you wish).

Philippe – email philippeplanel@gmail.com

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