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From: Diane Burleigh
Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 3:45 PM
To: dianeburleigh
Cc: grb
Subject: NHAS News & Events

Apologies to you all, for some unknown reason the circular dated 19th October could not be sent from my email server. Let’s hope this month’s is successful!

Wednesday 15th November 2017: “ Lamer Park, Hertfordshire”, by Dr Kris Lockyear, University College, University of London. Kris writes: “Lamer Park was a minor stately home, just north of Wheathampstead, and where I live. The house itself was demolished in 1949 but elements of the Richmond designed park survive. The talk is a mixture of landscape history (lots of historic maps), info about the family (including a interesting series of church monuments etc.), photos of the surviving elements of the house and park and so on.” Letchworth Free Church hall, 8 pm.

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th November 2017: There is another opportunity to learn about human skeletal remains using Iron Age and Romano-British inhumations excavated from cemeteries in Baldock, under the expert tuition of Dr. David Klingle, Osteoarchaeologist, on a weekend course (details attached).

Tuesday 5th December 2017: Members Christmas evening. Wine, cheese, and other treats, £3 per person. “From Hadrian’s Wall to Greek and Roman Sicily – further adventures on archaeological travels”, by Gil Burleigh. Letchworth Free Church hall, 8 pm.

January 2018: to be arranged.

February 2018?: (date and venue to be arranged). “Dea Senuna: treasure, cult and ritual at Ashwell, Hertfordshire”, by Ralph Jackson and Gilbert Burleigh. This talk will follow the publication in the New Year of the British Museum volume with the same title.

Tuesday 20th March 2018: “The Cambridgeshire Dykes: new archaeological evidence”, by Richard Mortimer, Senior Project Manager, Oxford Archaeology East. Once thought to have been constructed in the early Anglo-Saxon period, recent archaeological excavations now show them to have been first constructed in the Iron Age, just like the similar Hertfordshire series of dykes across the line of the Icknield Way, e.g. the Mile Ditches on Therfield Heath, Royston. Letchworth Free Church hall, 8 pm.

Tuesday 17th April 2018: “A Late Saxon Village at Stotfold, Beds.” by Wes Keir, Project Officer, Albion Archaeology. This site was excavated a few years ago in advance of a massive housing development. The investigations revealed the most extensive and complete Late Saxon village excavated in England. Letchworth Free Church hall, 8 pm.

A review of the 2015 book “Archaeology in Hertfordshire: Recent Research” has been published in the national “Archaeological Journal” of the Royal Archaeological Institute. To read it, see the attachment above.

Update on the forthcoming British Museum publication of “Dea Senuna: treasure, cult and ritual at Ashwell, Hertfordshire”: The book is divided into two parts, each very detailed and very well illustrated. The first part, authored by Ralph Jackson and colleagues, is about the rare Roman temple treasure hoard found in 2002 at Ashwell End, including the two similar hoards found in the 18th century at Barkway, Herts. and Stony Stratford, Bucks, neither of which have been fully published before. This first part is now complete including the layout for printing. The second part, authored by myself and colleagues, is about the archaeological excavations carried out around the treasure hoard find-spot between 2003 and 2006, and what they revealed about the context of the hoard. The results revealed a unique open-air sacrificial and feasting site, associated with a number of probable temples, containing evidence of cult practices with profound implications for other temple sites. This second part is now complete too. The layout for the printing of part two is being done by the editor at the moment. I am expecting the proofs for checking in the coming week. Once the whole report has been given a final check by the authors, illustrator and editor it will be sent for printing. It is expected to be published by the end of 2017, although it may not be available in bookshops until early in the New Year. You may order copies in advance of publication now at Amazon or Oxbow Bookshops online where I believe discounts on the publication price are offered.

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EXHIBITION AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM: BP exhibition

Scythians
warriors of
ancient Siberia

14 September 2017 –
14 January 2018

#Scythians

Supported by BP BP logo

Book tickets
Members free

Organised with the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

scythian_horseman_mobile.jpg

2,500 years ago groups of formidable warriors roamed the vast open plains of Siberia. Feared, loathed, admired – but over time forgotten… Until now.

This major exhibition explores the story of the Scythians – nomadic tribes and masters of mounted warfare, who flourished between 900 and 200 BC. Their encounters with the Greeks, Assyrians and Persians were written into history but for centuries all trace of their culture was lost – buried beneath the ice.

More about the exhibition

Discoveries of ancient tombs have unearthed a wealth of Scythian treasures. Amazingly preserved in the permafrost, clothes and fabrics, food and weapons, spectacular gold jewellery – even mummified warriors and horses – are revealing the truth about these people’s lives. These incredible finds tell the story of a rich civilisation, which eventually stretched from its homeland in Siberia as far as the Black Sea and even the edge of China.

Many of the objects in this stunning exhibition are on loan from the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. Scientists and archaeologists are continuing to discover more about these warriors and bring their stories back to life.

Explore their lost world and discover the splendour, the sophistication and the sheer power of the mysterious Scythians.

scythian_who_304.jpg Who were the Scythians?

Scythians_audio_introduction.jpg The Scythians: an audio introduction

scythian_highlightobject_304.jpg Highlight objects

osteoarch course booking form.doc
osteoarchaeological workshop 18th-19th nov.pdf
Archaeology in Hertfordshire Recent Research A Festschrift for Tony Rook edited by Kris Lockyear.pdf
Poster.Lamerpark1.pdf

NHAS News & Events

From: Diane Burleigh
Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 3:45 PM
To: dianeburleigh
Cc: grb
Subject: NHAS News & Events

Tuesday 26th September 2017: “The Icknield Way: ancient track or medieval fantasy?”, by Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, NHDC Archaeology Officer, in the Lucas Room, North Hertfordshire Museum, Brand St, Hitchin, 8pm.

Thursday 19th October 2017: An evening tour (starting 8 pm) of the completed galleries in the new North Hertfordshire Museum, Brand St, Hitchin, and a private view of the temporary exhibition about the work of the Hitchin-born artist, F L Griggs, illustrator, amongst many other things, of sixteen volumes in the “Highways & Byways” county series, published between 1899 and 1938. Most of the exhibits of his works will be from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, supplemented by watercolours and drawings from the little-known collection held by North Herts Museum.

Wednesday 15th November 2017: “ Lamer Park, Hertfordshire”, by Dr Kris Lockyear, University College, University of London. Kris writes: “Lamer Park was a minor stately home, just north of Wheathampstead, and where I live. The house itself was demolished in 1949 but elements of the Richmond designed park survive. The talk is a mixture of landscape history (lots of historic maps), info about the family (including a interesting series of church monuments etc.), photos of the surviving elements of the house and park and so on.” Letchworth Free Church hall, 8 pm.

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th November 2017: There is another opportunity to learn about human skeletal remains using Iron Age and Romano-British inhumations excavated from cemeteries in Baldock, under the expert tuition of Dr. David Klingle, Osteoarchaeologist, on a weekend course (details attached).

Tuesday 5th December 2017: Members Christmas evening (details to follow). Letchworth Free Church hall, 8 pm.

January 2018: to be arranged.

February 2018: (date and venue to be arranged). “Dea Senuna: treasure, cult and ritual at Ashwell, Hertfordshire”, by Ralph Jackson and Gilbert Burleigh. This talk will follow the publication in the New Year of the British Museum volume with the same title.

March 2018: “The Cambridgeshire Dykes: new archaeological evidence”, by Richard Mortimer, Senior Project Manager, Oxford Archaeology East. Once thought to have been constructed in the early Anglo-Saxon period, recent archaeological excavations now show them to have been first constructed in the Iron Age, just like the similar Hertfordshire series of dykes across the line of the Icknield Way, e.g. the Mile Ditches on Therfield Heath, Royston (date and venue to be arranged).

April 2018 (date and venue to be arranged): “A Late Saxon Village at Stotfold, Beds.” by Wes Keir, Project Officer, Albion Archaeology. This site was excavated a few years ago in advance of a massive housing development. The investigations revealed the most extensive and complete Late Saxon village excavated in England.and

A review of the 2015 book “Archaeology in Hertfordshire: Recent Research” has been published in the national “Archaeological Journal” of the Royal Archaeological Institute. To read it, see the attachment above.

For your delectation, I’ve attached a photograph of your Society Committee at one of their regular meetings, hard at work in the Red Lion, Preston. I’ve been on the Committee since 1974 and I believe this is the first photograph of any of our Committees since the Society was founded in 1960. One for the Society’s archive!

Update on the forthcoming British Museum publication of “Dea Senuna: treasure, cult and ritual at Ashwell, Hertfordshire”. The book is divided into two parts, each very detailed and very well illustrated. The first part, authored by Ralph Jackson and colleagues, is about the rare Roman temple treasure hoard found in 2002 at Ashwell End, including the two similar hoards found in the 18th century at Barkway, Herts. and Stony Stratford, Bucks, neither of which have been fully published before. This first part is now complete including the layout for printing. The second part, authored by myself and colleagues, is about the archaeological excavations carried out around the treasure hoard find-spot between 2003 and 2006, and what they revealed about the context of the hoard. This second part is now very nearly complete too, requiring only a few more illustrations to be prepared. The layout for the printing of part two will be done by the editor next month. Once the whole report has been given a final check by the authors, it will be sent for printing. It is expected to be published by the end of 2017, although it may not be available in bookshops until early in the New Year.

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EXHIBITION AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM: BP exhibition

Scythians
warriors of
ancient Siberia

14 September 2017 –
14 January 2018

#Scythians

Supported by BP BP logo

Book tickets
Members free

Organised with the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

scythian_horseman_mobile.jpg

2,500 years ago groups of formidable warriors roamed the vast open plains of Siberia. Feared, loathed, admired – but over time forgotten… Until now.

This major exhibition explores the story of the Scythians – nomadic tribes and masters of mounted warfare, who flourished between 900 and 200 BC. Their encounters with the Greeks, Assyrians and Persians were written into history but for centuries all trace of their culture was lost – buried beneath the ice.

More about the exhibition

Discoveries of ancient tombs have unearthed a wealth of Scythian treasures. Amazingly preserved in the permafrost, clothes and fabrics, food and weapons, spectacular gold jewellery – even mummified warriors and horses – are revealing the truth about these people’s lives. These incredible finds tell the story of a rich civilisation, which eventually stretched from its homeland in Siberia as far as the Black Sea and even the edge of China.

Many of the objects in this stunning exhibition are on loan from the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. Scientists and archaeologists are continuing to discover more about these warriors and bring their stories back to life.

Explore their lost world and discover the splendour, the sophistication and the sheer power of the mysterious Scythians.

scythian_who_304.jpg Who were the Scythians?

Scythians_audio_introduction.jpg The Scythians: an audio introduction

scythian_highlightobject_304.jpg Highlight objects

osteoarch course booking form.doc
osteoarchaeological workshop 18th-19th nov.pdf
Archaeology in Hertfordshire Recent Research A Festschrift for Tony Rook edited by Kris Lockyear.pdf
Poster.Ick Way1.pdf

NHAS News & Events

Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017: National Heritage Open Days in Ashwell. Visit the fascinating Village Museum for free and go on interesting historic architectural walks led by local experts. For details see the attachments to this email.

Tuesday 26th September 2017: “The Icknield Way: ancient track or medieval fantasy?”, by Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, NHDC Archaeology Officer, in the Lucas Room, North Hertfordshire Museum, Brand St, Hitchin, 8pm.

Thursday 19th October 2017: An evening tour (starting 8 pm) of the completed galleries in the new North Hertfordshire Museum, Brand St, Hitchin, and a private view of the temporary exhibition about the work of the Hitchin-born artist, F L Griggs, illustrator, amongst many other things, of sixteen volumes in the “Highways & Byways” county series, published between 1899 and 1938. Most of the exhibits of his works will be from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, supplemented by watercolours and drawings from the little-known collection held by North Herts Museum.

November 2017 (date to be arranged): “Lamer Park, Hertfordshire”, by Dr Kris Lockyear, University College, University of London. Kris writes: “Lamer Park was a minor stately home, just north of Wheathampstead, and where I live. The house itself was demolished in 1949 but elements of the Richmond designed park survive. The talk is a mixture of landscape history (lots of historic maps), info about the family (including a interesting series of church monuments etc.), photos of the surviving elements of the house and park and so on.” (details of venue to follow).

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th November 2017: There is another opportunity to learn about human skeletal remains using Iron Age and Romano-British inhumations excavated from cemeteries in Baldock, under the expert tuition of Dr. David Klingle, Osteoarchaeologist, on a weekend course (details attached).

December 2017 (date to be arranged): Members Christmas evening (details to follow).

January 2018: to be arranged.

February 2018: to be arranged.

March 2018: “The Cambridgeshire Dykes: new archaeological evidence”, by Richard Mortimer, Senior Archaeologist, Oxford Archaeology East. Once thought to have been constructed in the early Anglo-Saxon period, recent archaeological excavations now show them to have been first constructed in the Iron Age, just like the similar Hertfordshire series of dykes across the line of the Icknield Way, e.g. the Mile Ditches on Therfield Heath, Royston (date and venue to be arranged).

April 2018 (date and venue to be arranged): “Dea Senuna: treasure, cult and ritual at Ashwell, Hertfordshire”, by Ralph Jackson and Gilbert Burleigh. This talk will follow the publication in the New Year of the British Museum volume with the same title.

A review of the 2015 book “Archaeology in Hertfordshire: Recent Research” has been published in the national “Archaeological Journal” of the Royal Archaeological Institute. To read it, see the attachment above.

Update on the forthcoming British Museum publication of “Dea Senuna: treasure, cult and ritual at Ashwell, Hertfordshire”. The book is divided into two parts, each very detailed and very well illustrated. The first part, authored by Ralph Jackson and colleagues, is about the Roman temple treasure hoard found in 2002 at Ashwell End, including the two other similar hoards found in the 18th century at Barkway, Herts. and Stoney Stratford, Bucks. This first part is now complete including the layout for printing. The second part, authored by myself and colleagues, is about the archaeological excavations carried out around the treasure hoard find-spot between 2003 and 2006, and what they revealed about the context of the hoard. This second part is now very nearly complete too, requiring only a few more illustrations to be prepared. The layout for the printing of part two will be done by the editor next month. Once the whole report has been given a final check by the authors, it will be sent for printing. It is expected to be published by the end of 2017, although it may not be available in bookshops until early in the New Year.

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Image may contain: one or more people, sky and outdoor

EXHIBITION AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM: BP exhibition

Scythians
warriors of
ancient Siberia

14 September 2017 –
14 January 2018

#Scythians

Supported by BP BP logo

Book tickets
Members free

Organised with the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

scythian_horseman_mobile.jpg

2,500 years ago groups of formidable warriors roamed the vast open plains of Siberia. Feared, loathed, admired – but over time forgotten… Until now.

This major exhibition explores the story of the Scythians – nomadic tribes and masters of mounted warfare, who flourished between 900 and 200 BC. Their encounters with the Greeks, Assyrians and Persians were written into history but for centuries all trace of their culture was lost – buried beneath the ice.

More about the exhibition

Discoveries of ancient tombs have unearthed a wealth of Scythian treasures. Amazingly preserved in the permafrost, clothes and fabrics, food and weapons, spectacular gold jewellery – even mummified warriors and horses – are revealing the truth about these people’s lives. These incredible finds tell the story of a rich civilisation, which eventually stretched from its homeland in Siberia as far as the Black Sea and even the edge of China.

Many of the objects in this stunning exhibition are on loan from the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. Scientists and archaeologists are continuing to discover more about these warriors and bring their stories back to life.

Explore their lost world and discover the splendour, the sophistication and the sheer power of the mysterious Scythians.

scythian_who_304.jpg Who were the Scythians?

Scythians_audio_introduction.jpg The Scythians: an audio introduction

scythian_highlightobject_304.jpg Highlight objects

osteoarch course booking form.doc
osteoarchaeological workshop 18th-19th nov.pdf
Archaeology in Hertfordshire Recent Research A Festschrift for Tony Rook edited by Kris Lockyear.pdf
Ashwell HOD Basic Info.docx
Ashwell HOD Local Poster 2b.pdf

Tours of North Hertfordshire Museum

From: Ros Allwood <Ros.Allwood@north-herts.gov.uk>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Sent: Tue, 1 Aug 2017 14:03
Subject: Tours of North Hertfordshire Museum

North Hertfordshire Museum

‘Behind the Scenes’ Museum Tours

Part of the new North Hertfordshire Museum is almost complete, so we are now giving free ‘Behind the Scenes’ tours of the two main galleries, ‘Discovering North Herts.’ and ‘Living in North Herts.’. The tours will start on 7 August, and will run from 2pm – 3pm on Mondays, 10am -11am on Wednesdays, and 5pm – 6pm on Thursdays. Places are limited to 12 people per tour and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The tours will run weekly until the museum is open. Please note that for these tours, access to the upper floor is by stairs.

Booking for the tours is on the Eventbrite booking site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-hertfordshire-museum-tours-tickets-36303186809

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Ros Allwood
Cultural Services Manager
Mobile: 07727 698456
Direct Dial: 01462 474236

North Hertfordshire Museum
Brand Street
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
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NHAS News

Our chairman, Diane Burleigh’s, piece about the continuing delays to the opening of the new North Hertfordshire Museum in Hitchin, published in the “Speaker’s Corner” section of the Comet newspaper. See attached file.

NHAS News & Events

From: Gil Burleigh
Sent: Saturday, May 6, 2017 11:12 AM
To: dianeburleigh
Cc: grb
Subject: NHAS News & Events

Wednesday 28th June: Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, newly-appointed North Herts Museum Curator, will give a talk on ‘Bygrave Past – the Archaeology of Bygrave parish’, at St. Margaret of Antioch parish church, Bygrave, off Ashwell Road, near Baldock, 7.30 for 8 pm. Entrance fee £5 per person, including a glass of wine, to raise money for church funds. St. Margaret of Antioch is a simple, undeveloped, Medieval church, isolated next to the remains of a moated manorial enclosure. In 1993 the former N. Hertfordshire Museums Field Archaeology team carried out salvage recording following the lowering of the church floor. Several former floor surfaces were identified, the earliest suggesting a Saxon origin for the church. There was evidence too suggesting that the church lies over a Roman site. The parish landscape contains a wealth of Prehistoric and Roman remains.

Saturday 1st July: Hitchin Historical Society’s History Day, organised by Dr. Gerry Tidy. Our Society has taken a stall so we require volunteers to man it, please (details attached).

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July: Volunteer diggers, recorders, finds washers, supporters required for archaeological test pitting in Codicote village. Nicholas Maddex, Chairman of the Codicote Local History Society, has written to me saying,

“Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews is directing us in this project on Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th July at various sites around the village. We would welcome support from volunteers from outside the parish. While we have yet to confirm a start time, I would suggest that we aim to meet outside the Goat Inn, 77 High Street, Codicote SG4 8XE, our headquarters for the day, at 9 a.m. If volunteers can please let me know they are coming on this email address, I can revise this if necessary”.nkmaddex

Sunday 16th July: Our Field Trip this year will be to West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Grimes Graves Neolithic Flint Mines (details attached). So far we have half-filled the 48-seater coach with NHAS members. Members of other societies and groups are more than welcome to help fill the remaining seats (poster attached).

Current exhibitions and displays

Museum of London Docklands

The most complete range of archaeological objects unearthed by Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, will go on display alongside the story of this great feat of engineering in a major new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands, E14 4AL.

The construction of London’s newest railway, which will be known as the Elizabeth line when services begin in 2018, has given archaeologists a unique chance to explore some of the city’s most historically important sites. Since work began in 2009, the project has undertaken one of the most extensive archaeological programmes ever in the UK, with over 10,000 artefacts shining a light on almost every important period of the Capital’s history.

The wide variety of items on display will explore 8,000 years of human history, revealing the stories of Londoners ranging from Mesolithic tool makers and inhabitants of Roman Londinium to those affected by the Great Plague of 1665.

These finds were discovered in locations as diverse as suburban Abbey Wood in the south east, through Canary Wharf, across to Liverpool Street, Tottenham Court Road and ending in Westbourne Park and Acton. The finds will sit against a backdrop telling the engineering story of the largest infrastructure project currently underway in Europe, with key facts and figures presented throughout.

Subscriptions

2017/18 Subscriptions become due on 1st June 2017. Please renew. The Society cannot continue to function without all members’ subscriptions. In particular, lecturers fees and expenses and hall hire have to come from subscriptions. Lack of sufficient income from subscriptions may result in fewer lectures. It’s up to us members.

Outstanding subscriptions may be paid in person at any meeting when membership cards can usually be issued also. Otherwise subscription cheques may be posted to Diane Burleigh, NHAS, 10 Cromwell Way, Pirton, Hitchin, Herts SG5 3RD.

Please note 2016/17 Membership cards are now available and may be collected at any of our lectures.

Adult £19, Family £24, Concessions (over 65, under 16), £10.

Non-members are welcome at any of our meetings. There will be a charge of £4 for entry.

Please renew your subscription otherwise you may be removed from our membership and circulation lists.

Thank you.

www.nharchsoc.org

Hitchin Historical Society – History Day 2017.docx

2017 Field trip.NHAS5.docx

Herts at War Event – Tuesday 30th May 2017

Details of an event tomorrow at the new North Hertfordshire Museum, Hitchin Town Hall, Brand St.

From: Jonty Wild
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 9:31 PM
To: Jonty Wild
Subject: FW: Herts at War Event – Tuesday 30th May 2017

Jonty Wild
Herts At War Project:

Roll of Honour Research Coordinator

jontywild

www.hertsatwar.co.uk

From: Jonty Wild [mailto:jontywild@pirton.org.uk]
Sent: 25 May 2017 11:31
Subject: Herts at War Event – Tuesday 30th May 2017

Here are details of a joint event with Hitchin Museum & Art Gallery.

Broad details are given in the poster below, but there are also opportunities to:

  • Meet members of the HAWP Team.
  • Find out more and influence the new phase of our project “A Digital Legacy”.
  • Bring along your Great War artefacts or family collections for interpretation.
  • Find out more about researching your relatives.
  • Find out more about volunteer opportunities*1 to help the project, including: photography, exhibitions, examining contemporary newspapers, recording artefacts and collections, interpretation, research and the roll of honour.

*1Whether you have years of research experience or none, an hour a week to spare or can volunteer full-time, there is something for everyone!

NHAS News & Events

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May: Test Pit in Ashwell. Sarah Talks has emailed seeking volunteers to help dig a test pit in the meadow between the church and mill (details attached).

Tuesday 16th May: Annual General Meeting. Our Field Officer will give a short preview of some of the revelations soon to be published in the British Museum Research Report, Dea Senuna: treasure, cult and ritual at Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Letchworth Free Church Hall, 8 pm. Wine and cheese, etc. £3 each (Notice of AGM attached).

There is another opportunity to learn about human skeletal remains using Iron Age and Romano-British inhumations excavated from Baldock under the expert tuition of Dr. David Klingle, Osteoarchaeologist, on a weekend course 17th – 18th June (details attached).

Hitchin Historical Society’s History Day will be on Saturday 1st July, organised by Dr. Gerry Tidy. Our Society has taken a stall so we require volunteers to man it, please (details attached).

Sunday 16th July. Our Field Trip this year will be to West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Grimes Graves Neolithic Flint Mines (details attached).

Current exhibitions and displays

Museum of London Docklands

The most complete range of archaeological objects unearthed by Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, will go on display alongside the story of this great feat of engineering in a major new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands, E14 4AL.

The construction of London’s newest railway, which will be known as the Elizabeth line when services begin in 2018, has given archaeologists a unique chance to explore some of the city’s most historically important sites. Since work began in 2009, the project has undertaken one of the most extensive archaeological programmes ever in the UK, with over 10,000 artefacts shining a light on almost every important period of the Capital’s history.

The wide variety of items on display will explore 8,000 years of human history, revealing the stories of Londoners ranging from Mesolithic tool makers and inhabitants of Roman Londinium to those affected by the Great Plague of 1665.

These finds were discovered in locations as diverse as suburban Abbey Wood in the south east, through Canary Wharf, across to Liverpool Street, Tottenham Court Road and ending in Westbourne Park and Acton. The finds will sit against a backdrop telling the engineering story of the largest infrastructure project currently underway in Europe, with key facts and figures presented throughout.

Subscriptions

2017/18 Subscriptions become due on 1st June 2017. Please renew. The Society cannot continue to function without all members’ subscriptions. In particular, lecturers fees and expenses and hall hire have to come from subscriptions. Lack of sufficient income from subscriptions may result in fewer lectures. It’s up to us members.

Outstanding subscriptions may be paid in person at any meeting when membership cards can usually be issued also. Otherwise subscription cheques may be posted to Diane Burleigh, NHAS, 10 Cromwell Way, Pirton, Hitchin, Herts SG5 3RD.

Please note 2016/17 Membership cards are now available and may be collected at any of our lectures.

Adult £19, Family £24, Concessions (over 65, under 16), £10.

Non-members are welcome at any of our meetings. There will be a charge of £4 for entry.

Please renew your subscription otherwise you may be removed from our membership and circulation lists.

Thank you.

www.nharchsoc.org

osteoarchaeological workshop 17th-18th June 2017.pdf

osteoarch course booking form.doc

Hitchin Historical Society – History Day 2017.docx

2017 Field trip.NHAS5.docx

AGM2017.NHASnoticeof AGM2017.docx

Ashwell at Home 2017 test pit.docx

NHAS: Field Excursion, July 16th, 2017

From: ELIZABETH HUNTER
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2017 5:28 PM
To: Diane Burliegh
Cc: Gil Burleigh ; Lesley Blundell
Subject: NHAS: Field Excursion, July 16th, 2017

Di and everyone

I attach the Invitation sheet and Booking Form for the above excursion. I shall bring c. 15 copies to the meeting this evening.

Gil: please add it to our website, as soon as you can. Thank you.

Liz

NHAS5.docx

NHAS News & Events

Monday 24th April: Richard Mortimer, Senior Archaeologist (Oxford Archaeology East) – ‘Middle Saxon Village Development in Cambridgeshire and the -ham/-ton Divide’. Baldock Community Centre, Simpson Drive, off High St, SG7 6DH, 8 pm.

Tuesday 16th May: Annual General Meeting. Our Field Officer will give us a short preview of some of the revelations soon to be published in the British Museum Research Report, Dea Senuna: treasure, cult and ritual at Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Letchworth Free Church hall, 8 pm. Wine and cheese, etc. £3 each.

Our Member, Daniel Phillips, has kindly written to notify us of the independent archaeological pressure group RESCUE’s AGM in Salford on Saturday 29th April, and to remind us of some of the pressing issues currently facing archaeology and the heritage sector. Do read what he has to say and follow the links he helpfully provides (attached).

Also, on 29th April is the AGM of the East Herts Archaeological Soc. when they’ll have a talk on the Must Farm Bronze Age settlement (poster attached – in case of difficulty, open it with Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Ros Allwood, NHDC Cultural Services Manager, has kindly written to us with good news (at last) about the opening of the new North Hertfordshire Museum in Hitchin (attached).

There is another opportunity to learn about human skeletal remains using inhumations excavated from Baldock under the expert tuition of Dr. David Klingle, Osteoarchaeologist, on a weekend course 17th – 18th June (details attached).

Hitchin Historical Society’s History Day will be on Saturday 1st July, organised by Dr. Gerry Tidy. Our Society has taken a stall so we require volunteers to man it, please (details attached).

Current exhibitions and displays

Museum of London Docklands

The most complete range of archaeological objects unearthed by Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, will go on display alongside the story of this great feat of engineering in a major new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands, E14 4AL.

The construction of London’s newest railway, which will be known as the Elizabeth line when services begin in 2018, has given archaeologists a unique chance to explore some of the city’s most historically important sites. Since work began in 2009, the project has undertaken one of the most extensive archaeological programmes ever in the UK, with over 10,000 artefacts shining a light on almost every important period of the Capital’s history.

The wide variety of items on display will explore 8,000 years of human history, revealing the stories of Londoners ranging from Mesolithic tool makers and inhabitants of Roman Londinium to those affected by the Great Plague of 1665.

These finds were discovered in locations as diverse as suburban Abbey Wood in the south east, through Canary Wharf, across to Liverpool Street, Tottenham Court Road and ending in Westbourne Park and Acton. The finds will sit against a backdrop telling the engineering story of the largest infrastructure project currently underway in Europe, with key facts and figures presented throughout.

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