Tuesday 29th January 2013: Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, NHDC Archaeology Officer, will bring us up to date with his annual lecture on the Norton Community Archaeology Group project – the continuing large-scale excavations of the Prehistoric Henge at Norton. Letchworth Free Church Hall, corner of Gernon Rd and Norton Way South, 8pm.

Tuesday 26th February: David Hillelson, Director, The Heritage Network Ltd, will update us on recent work by his organisation at Baldock and other local sites: ‘Of spies and sepulchres (…and so much more)’.
Letchworth Free Church Hall, 8pm.

Tuesday 26th March: Mark Stevenson, Archaeology Adviser, English Heritage, will give us a presentation on an historic Royal Navy dock and victualling yard on the River Thames at London –

‘Deptford Dockyard: Block and Tackle: raising significance

English Heritage, archaeology and development management’

Letchworth Free Church Hall, 8pm.

Forthcoming Exhibitions:

The British Museum –

Ice Age art
arrival of
the modern

7 February – 26 May 2013
Tickets on sale

Life and death
Pompeii and Herculaneum

28 March – 29 September 2013
Tickets on sale

Our Member, Arthur Thorning, kindly sent me this information about exhibitions at The Quadriga Gallery in London for your attention:

“Dear Gil,

NHAS members may like to know that the next exhibition (6 Feb – 21 April 2013) at the Quadriga Gallery (in the Wellington Arch) will be ‘The Birth Of Modern Archaeology’ – ‘…the unfolding story of the first scientific investigations into England’s remote past.’. The gallery is small but seems to get some good material – worth a look if nearby. Currently showing ‘Egypt in England’, which Val and I found very interesting.

The Quadriga is named for the four horse bronze on the top of the arch. Open Wed – Sun 10.00 to 17.00; £4 or free to EH members.See www.english-heritage.co.uk/quadriga Lots of memorials nearby, including the new one for Bomber Command.

Hope to see you at the NHAS Christmas gathering.


If you’re interested in news of the latest discoveries from around the world, visit this website:


Heritage Daily – Latest Archaeology News and Archaeological Press Releases
www.heritagedaily.com Egyptology, Aztecs, Ancient History, Anthropology, Incas, etc.


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