Sunday 28th February 2016: Martin Cuthbert, Community Archaeologist for a three year Heritage Lottery Funded project exploring the legacy of the US 8th Army Air Force during their time here in WW2, is leading a Free heritage walk around Nuthampstead airfield:

SUNDAY 28TH FEBRUARY 2016 9:30 am.
Join us as we lead a walk through the historic airfield at Nuthampstead, home to the 55th Fighter Group and the 398th Bomb Group of the 8th USAAF during World War Two. If you’re interested in landscape history, airfield archaeology, or just fancy the chance to have a walk in the unique landscape of this
World War Two airfield, this walk is for you. Parking is at Antsey Village Hall, Antsey, SG9 0BY. The Village Hall is situated to the rear of Anstey First School.
Distance: Guided Walk 3.5 miles (from the Village Hall to the Woodman Inn, Nuthampstead). Un-Guided 1.6 miles (from the Woodman Inn back to the Village Hall). Total 5.1 miles. We should arrive at the Woodman Inn, Nuthampstead at 12:30pm. The guided walk will finish here and you must make your own way back to Antsey Village Hall of your own accord. Directions can be given. Please bring your own refreshments or alternatively book lunch at the
Woodman Inn. An alternative lunch venue can be found at the Blind Fiddler Pub, Antsey. Bookings are Essential. Terrain – Leisurely. Cost – Free.
What to bring- Outdoor shoes and clothing appropriate to the weather.

Thursday 28th April 2016: “The Use of Tree-Rings in Dating Historic Timbers”, by Dr. Martin Bridge, Lecturer in Dendrochronology, Institute of Archaeology, University College, London. One of the examples Dr Bridge will tell us about is the Tudor warship, the Mary Rose. British Schools Museum, Queen St, Hitchin, 8 pm.

Friday 29th April – Sunday 1st May: Medieval Settlement Research Group 30th Anniversary Spring Conference at Lincoln University: Recent archaeological research in rural settlements in Eastern England: organised by Professor Carenza Lewis: Speakers include NHAS Field Officer, Gil Burleigh: “115 Tons of History – the results of test pitting and other investigations in Pirton, Herts.” Details attached.

Tuesday 17th May 2016: Annual General Meeting, Letchworth Free Church small hall, 8 pm.

Exhibitions at The British Museum:

the hidden history of ancient Britain

Until 22 May 2016
This includes in the display one of the hoards associated with the Senuna ritual feasting site at Ashwell.

culture and conquest

21 April – 14 August 2016

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The BP exhibition

Sunken cities
Egypt’s lost worlds

19 May – 27 November 2016

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Organised with the Hilti Foundation and
the Institut Européen d’Archéologie Sous-Marine

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Submerged under the sea for over a thousand years, two lost cities of ancient Egypt were recently rediscovered. Their story is told for the first time in this blockbuster exhibition.

Vanished beneath the waters of the Mediterranean, the lost cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus lay at the mouth of the Nile. Named after the Greek hero Heracles, Thonis-Heracleion was one of Egypt’s most important commercial centres for trade with the Mediterranean world and, with Canopus, was a major centre for the worship of the Egyptian gods. Their amazing discovery is transforming our understanding of the deep connections between the great ancient civilisations of Egypt and Greece.


2015/16 Subscriptions became due on 1st June 2015. Please renew now. 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.

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