Tuesday 21st March: ‘Ablutions and Absolutions: a dip into the recent files of the Heritage Network’, David Hillelson, Managing Director, The Heritage Network Ltd, Letchworth Free Church Hall, 8 pm. David, who last gave us a talk in February 2013, will talk about some subsequent fieldwork projects by his organisation.
Monday 24th April: Richard Mortimer, Senior Archaeologist (Oxford Archaeology East) – ‘Middle Saxon Village Development in Cambridgeshire and the -ham/-ton Divide’. Venue to be arranged.
Tuesday 16th May: Annual General Meeting. Letchworth Free Church hall, 8 pm.
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.
- Discover objects spanning 8,000 years of human history unearthed by Crossrail.
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