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St Neots Local History Society - Monthly talk
'Stained Glass in Huntingdonshire' by Stephen Day
Friday 1st November 2019 at 7:30pm
Eynesbury Junior School, Montagu St, Eynesbury, Saint Neots PE19 2TD
In 2017 Reverend Stephen Day embarked on an ambitious project – to photograph and research the stained glass windows of every parish church in Ely Diocese – all 1,175 of them! Hear about the human stories behind these splendid works of art, commemorating people and events – some sad, some historic, some individual, some community, some local, some national.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3.00)
 

Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Monthly Talk
'Results from the A14 Excavations' by Emma Jeffery and Tony Walsh
Monday 4th November 2019 at 6pm
Faculty of Law, West Road, Sidgwick Site, University of Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
Members of the Society are welcome to bring guests; junior members of the University are welcome at all meetings.
http://www.camantsoc.org/events.html

Fane Road Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Secret Peterborough' by June & Vernon Bull
Monday 4th November 2019 at 7pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 2AS
Peterborough’s history stretches back many centuries and much is well documented. In this talk local historians June and Vernon Bull explore some of the lesser-known episodes and characters in the city’s past. Expect tales of remarkable characters, unusual events and tucked-away historical buildings. Local historians, June and Vernon Bull have published several books about Peterborough history. “Secret Peterborough” is their most recent.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £5).
https://peterborougharchaeology.org/event/peterborough-cathedral-back-from-the-flames/

Warboys Local History Society - Monthly Talk
'Romans and Saxons at Farriers Way, Warboys' by Stephen Macaulay (OA East)
Monday 4th November 2019 at 7:30pm
Methodist Church, 35 High St, Warboys, Huntingdon, PE28 2TA
Reviewing the discoveries made by Oxford Archaeology East during a seven-month excavation at Farriers Ways, Warboys.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3)
 
Peterborough Museum - Talk
'Hoards: A Hidden History' by Eleanor Ghey (British Museum)
Wednesday 6th November 2019 at 7:30pm
Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF
Eleanor will talk about the objects chosen for the ‘Hoards’ exhibition and what they mean. This British Museum exhibition has toured the British Isles and completes its journey here at the Peterborough Museum.
Pre-booking essential. Tickets are £6 and available to purchase from Peterborough Museum reception by calling 01733 864663 or online on our website: vivacity.org/heritage-booking
Please get in touch if you or your organisation have any news or events to circulate to the Jigsaw Community Archaeology bulletin.
 
Histon and Impington Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Bog Bodies: The 2000 year old mystery of Lindow Man' by Jody Joy (MAA)
Monday 18th November 2019 at 7:30pm
Histon Baptist Church, 2 Poplar Rd, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LN
Open to all. Members free and visitors £3, accompanied children free. Refreshments available.
 
Peterborough Museum - Talk
'Roman Durobrivae and the Water Newton Treasure' by Stephen Upex
Thursday 21st November 2019 at 7:30pm
Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF
Stephen updates us on the latest archaeological investigations carried out at the local Roman town of Durobrivae. What is the significance of the hoards found here and what does the latest evidence tell us about the Durobrivae story?
Pre-booking essential. Tickets are £6 and available to purchase from Peterborough Museum reception by calling 01733 864663 or online on our website: vivacity.org/heritage-booking
 

Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Conference
'Recent Archaeology in the Cambridgeshire Region'
Saturday 23rd November 2019
Programme to be confirmed. More information will be available on the Cambridge Antiquarian Society website in due course: https://www.camantsoc.org/conferences/

Longstowe History Society - Talk
“Must Farm - Life in the Bronze Age Fens”. An illustrated talk by Iona Robinson.
Tuesday 26th November 2019, 7.30 for 8pm
Longstowe Village Hall, School Lane, Longstowe.
All welcome (members free, non members £3)
Refreshments included

FenArch - Talk
'Egyptian Coffins' by Helen Strudwick (Fitzwilliam Musem)
Wednesday 27th November 2019 at 7:30pm
Mendi's Restaurant, 21 Old Market Place, Wisbech, PE13 1NB
Admission: All welcome (members free, non members £3), but booking is essential at info@fenarch.org.uk or text full name and number of seats to: ‭07765 172450‬
https://www.fenarch.org.uk/2018-19-speaker-programme/

Peterborough Museum - Talk
'The Mildenhall Treasure: fine dining in Roman Britain' by Richard Hobbs (British Museum)
Wednesday 27th November 2019 at 7:30pm
Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF
This large hoard of Roman silver vessels of the fourth century AD, is one of the most iconic finds from Roman Britain. This discovery became an overnight sensation when it was first displayed at the British Museum in 1946 and has since remained hugely popular.
Pre-booking essential. Tickets are £6 and available to purchase from Peterborough Museum reception by calling 01733 864663 or online on our website: vivacity.org/heritage-booking

Eltisley History Society - Monthly Talk
'Enclosure in Cambridgeshire and changes to Eltisley fields from medieval times to 1886' by Bill Franklin
Wednesday 27th November 2019 at 7:45pm
The Cade Pavilion, The Green, Eltisley, Saint Neots PE19 6TN
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3)
 

Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk & AGM
‘Seeing the unseen: research into ancient Egyptian funerary culture at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge’ by Melanie Pitkin (Fitzwilliam Museum)
Thursday 28th November 2019 at 7:30pm
Tony Cooper Suite, Cottenham Village College, High St, Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8UA
To many people, an ancient Egyptian coffin is a mysterious container made to hold a mummified body, thousands of years old. They are often decorated with strange looking gods and enigmatic hieroglyphic signs. This decoration and text can sometimes tell us much about who the owner was. Techniques, such as CT-scanning and X-radiography to examine coffins, are now revealing unprecedented insights into how coffins were made, opening up a whole new way of thinking about the ancient Egyptian funerary industry and beliefs in the afterlife. This talk will focus on some fascinating finds made on coffins from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s collection. Melanie Pitkin is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Egyptian Antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Melanie has worked on several archaeological digs and travelled extensively throughout Egypt.
All welcome. Admission: Members £2; Non-members pay £3.
https://feagblog.wordpress.com/events-for-2019/

 

Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Excavating Medieval cemeteries in Cambridgeshire: the After the Plague project and rural/village sites’ by Craig Cessford (CAU)
Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at 7:15pm
Landbeach Village Hall, Green End, Landbeach, Cambs, CB25 9FG
Craig Cessford has worked in archaeology in Cambridgeshire for over 20 years with a particular focus on medieval and later urban archaeology. He is currently both a senior project officer with the Cambridge Archaeological Unit and a co-investigator on the After the Plague project at the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge. His current research includes a study of the excavations of a number of rural cemeteries in Cambridgeshire from the Early Anglo-Saxon to Post-Medieval periods.
All welcome. Admission: Members £2; Non-members pay £3.
https://feagblog.wordpress.com/events-for-2019/
 
Cambridge Archaeology Field Group - Monthly Talk
'The Weird and Wonderful World of the Romans' by Paddy Lambert (OA East)
Wednesday 2nd October 2019 at 7:30pm
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing site, Cambridge - Parking is available on site from Tennis Court Road.
All welcome (CAFG invite contributions of £1 from non-members)
http://www.cafg.net/item.aspx?id=497
 
St Neots Local History Society - Monthly talk
'David Parr House, Cambridge' by Tamsin Wimhurst
Friday 4th October 2019 at 7:30pm
Eynesbury Junior School, Montagu St, Eynesbury, Saint Neots PE19 2TD
Behind an unremarkable door of an unremarkable terraced house in a quiet corner of Cambridge hides an artistic treasure.
David Parr House is a modest residence but holds an exceptional painted interior. Its walls and ceilings are decorated with beautifully patterned designs that would not be out of place in a Victorian church or an Arts & Crafts home. Until recently, the house was only known to few people, but a project is now underway to uncover the secrets of this extraordinary place.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3.00)
 

Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Monthly Talk (jointly with the Prehistoric Society)
'Long Before Brexit' by Alison Sheridan
Monday 7th October 2019 at 6pm
Faculty of Law, West Road, Sidgwick Site, University of Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
The question of immigration has been at the front of people’s minds as the Brexit ‘situation’ unfolds (or rather, unravels). It has also come to the fore in contemporary archaeology, as a way of explaining cultural and economic change that had suffered from several decades of rejection. What has brought it back onto the table is the result of isotopic and, above all, ancient DNA analysis – the latter helping us to find out who we are and from where we came. This lecture will examine the current debate about human migration as it relates to two major changes in British and Irish prehistory: first, the appearance of a farming way of life around 4000 BC, and secondly, the appearance of metalworking know-how and a host of other Continental novelties during the 25th century BC.
Members of the Society are welcome to bring guests; junior members of the University are welcome at all meetings.
http://www.camantsoc.org/events.html

Fane Road Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Anglo-Saxon Fenland' by Sue Ooothuizen (University of Cambridge)
Monday 7th October 2019 at 7pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 2AS
Archaeologies and histories of the fens of eastern England, continue to suggest, explicitly or by implication, that the early medieval fenland was dominated by the activities of north-west European colonists in a largely empty landscape. Using existing and new evidence and arguments, Prof Oosthuizen offers another interpretation.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £5).
https://peterborougharchaeology.org/event/anglo-saxon-fenland/

Warboys Local History Society - Monthly Talk
'House of Spies' by Roger Leivers
Monday 7th October 2019 at 7:30pm
Methodist Church, High Street, Warboys
Come and hear renowned local historian Roger Leivers talk about the role that Farm Hall played in the second world war, its chequered and fascinating use as an SOE (Special Operations Executive) training centre.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3)
 
Histon and Impington Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Wimpole Iron Age and Roman Site - who were the Romano British?' by Paddy Lambert (OA East)
Monday 14th October 2019 at 7:30pm
Histon Baptist Church, 2 Poplar Rd, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LN
Open to all. Members free and visitors £3, accompanied children free. Refreshments available.
 
Peterborough Museum - Talk
'Hoards at Bradley Fen and Must Farm in the Bronze Age' by Mark Knight (CAU)
Thursday 17th October 2019 at 7:30pm
Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF
Talking about the metalwork hoards from Bradley Fen and Must Farm - Mark brings together the wider Flag Fen Basin story of how our Bronze Age ancestors were living in the local area.
Pre-booking essential. Tickets are £6 and available to purchase from Peterborough Museum reception by calling 01733 864663 or online on our website: vivacity.org/heritage-booking
 
Peterborough Museum - Talk
'Snettisham Iron Age Hoards' by Jody Joy (MAA)
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 at 7:30pm
Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF
The ‘Snettisham Treasure’ found in Norfolk, forms the largest deposit of gold, silver and bronze artefacts dating from the Iron Age found in Europe. Jody will explain what a ‘hoard’ means and explain examples from Snettisham.
Pre-booking essential. Tickets are £6 and available to purchase from Peterborough Museum reception by calling 01733 864663 or online on our website: vivacity.org/heritage-booking 
 
Eltisley History Society - Monthly Talk
'Beer and Spirits - Tales of local haunted hostelries' by Julie and Trevor Bounford
Wednesday 23rd 2019 at 7:45pm
The Cade Pavilion, The Green, Eltisley, Saint Neots PE19 6TN
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3)
Ramsey Abbey Community Project - Medieval Weekend
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August 2019 10am - 4pm each day
Abbey Road, Hollow Ln, Ramsey PE26 1DG
This open weekend takes place during the second of two seasons of excavation undertaken by Ramsey Abbey Community Project at Abbey College in Ramsey. Thanks to the generosity of National Lottery players, there will be free guided tours of the site by members of the Ramsey Abbey Community Project as well as hands-on activities and displays be re-enactors. There will also be free entry to Ramsey Abbey gatehouse, the medieval Lady Chapel and the Walled Kitchen Garden. Refreshments and toilets available.
 
Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Norfolk Trip
Saturday 24th August 2019
Meet at the Church of St Mary, Houghton-on-the-Hill, Swaffham, at 11am (http://www.saintmaryschurch.uk/)
Meet at Caistor Roman Town at 3pm (https://www.norfarchtrust.org.uk/project/caistor-roman-town/)
A church has stood on the site of St Mary’s for over 1,000 years. The well-preserved 13th century wall paintings are the most striking feature of  the church. They show a very rare image of the Holy Trinity – the earliest known example of a wall painting showing this subject in Europe and most likely unique in Britain. The church is a Grade 1 listed building and still occasionally used for services. Caistor Roman Town also known as Venta Icenorum, was the largest Roman town in East Anglia. It has been studied in detail in a project led by Will Bowden of the University of Nottingham in collaboration with the Norfolk Archaeological Trust (who own the site).
Places are limited and if you would like to attend you must book. Please contact Vicki Harley via vicki.harley@care4free.net 
The cost will be £5 for St Mary’s and £2 for Caistor Roman Town. Further details of where to meet and suggestions for where to have lunch will be sent to those who book.
https://feagblog.wordpress.com/
 
Heritage Open Days
Friday 13th - Sunday 22nd September 2019
Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.
 
Landscape Survey Group - Conference
Friday 13th - Saturday 14th September 2019

The Landscape Survey Group’s 5th annual conference will combine a day of presentations and discussion with a fieldtrip to Breckland landscapes. Registration is available for the full programme (£25 members, £30 non-members) or Friday conference only, including lunch (£20 members, £25 non-members). Registration forms and membership forms are available from the group's website or by email from landscapesurveygroup@gmail.com For more information about the conference including the full programme, visit their website: http://landscapesurvey.org/?page_id=795

 
CBA East - Conference
Archaeology in the East: Celebrating the CBA's 75th Anniversary
Saturday 28th September 2019 10am - 5pm
Ipswich IP-City Centre, 1 Bath Street, Ipswich, IP2 8SD
Join CBA East to hear about some of the most significant Archaeological Discoveries and Research from across the Eastern Region. Programme and booking details in the attached PDF. For further information please contact cbaeast@archaeologyuk.org
Advance booking required. Lunch included in ticket price (£20 for CBA East members/£25 for non-members).
 
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology - Exhibition
A Survival Story – Prehistoric Life at Star Carr
(Ongoing) 20 June 201830 December 2019
TuesdaySaturday: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday: 12.00 noon – 4:30 p.m.
MAA, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ
The mysterious 11,000-year-old headdresses, found at the Mesolithic site of Star Carr in Yorkshire are just such an example.
exhibition which focusses on the remarkable discoveries made at Star Carr. 11,000 years ago, Star Carr was situated on the shore of a lake. The lake has long since dried up, but some areas are still waterlogged, preserving bone, antler and wooden objects and providing us with a unique perspective of Mesolithic life.
Admission free
Fane Road Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Peterborough Cathedral - Back from the Flames' by Nicholas Drewett
Monday 2nd September 2019 at 7pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 2AS
The talk is about Peterborough Cathedral’s recovery from the 2001 fire and the job of cleaning and restoration. Nick Drewett was Head Verger of Peterborough Cathedral for 24 years before retiring 4 years ago.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £5).
https://peterborougharchaeology.org/event/peterborough-cathedral-back-from-the-flames/
 
Warboys Local History Society - Monthly Talk
'All that Glisters: Anglo Saxons, Beds and Gold' by Alison Dickens
Monday 2nd September 2019 at 7:30pm
Methodist Church, 35 High St, Warboys, Huntingdon, PE28 2TA
Looking at the phenomenon of bed burials in early Saxon England focussing on the recent discovery at Trumpington Meadows in Cambridgeshire.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3)
 
Fen Edge Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Searching for the Anglo-Norman criminal: how the Conquest affected capital punishment and deviant burial practices’ by Alyx Mattison
Thursday 5th September 2019 at 7:15pm
Tony Cooper Suite, Cottenham Village College, High St, Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8UA
In this talk Alyx will present some of the highlights of her research on the archaeological and historical evidence for changes in judicial punishment and the funerary treatment of criminals evident around the time of the Conquest and explore the possible motivating factors. Alyx Mattison is interested in the funerary archaeology and judicial history of early medieval England, in particular the Norman Conquest. She recently completed her PhD on this topic at the University of Sheffield, using evidence from both historical documentation and previously excavated cemeteries from the late Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman periods.
All welcome. Admission: Members £2; Non-members pay £3.
https://feagblog.wordpress.com/events-for-2019/
 
St Neots Local History Society - Monthly talk
'The Great North Road and Eaton Socon' by Sue Jarrett
Friday 6th September 2019 at 7:30pm
Eynesbury Junior School, Montagu St, Eynesbury, Saint Neots PE19 2TD
Discover how the Great North Road brought wealth to the village and parish of Eaton Socon, and how it brought opportunities to the residents in exploring the rest of Britain and the world. Find out how the coaching inns suffered when the railways arrived and the effect that the 20th century A1 bypass had on the once self-sufficient settlement.
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3.00)

 

Histon and Impington Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Windows into the Distant Past: Iron Age coins and what they tell us about the Celtic peoples' by Rodney Scarle
Monday 9th September 2019 at 7:30pm
Histon Baptist Church, 2 Poplar Rd, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LN
What was it like to live in Celtic Iron Age Britain before the Romans came? Rodney Scarle has had a particular long term interest in Iron Age Coins. He volunteers at the Norris Museum, St Ives.  Through his interest, he will help to shed light on the shadowy world of tribal life in the Late Iron Age, covering coin evolution, production, design, legends, imagery and use. There will be a bonus of a coin display on the night.
Open to all. Members free and visitors £3, accompanied children free. Refreshments available.

Heritage Open Days
Friday 13th - Sunday 22nd September 2019
Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.
 
Sawtry History Society - Heritage Open Days
Friday 13th and Saturday 14th September 2019 (11am - 4pm each day)
Old Lock Up, The Green, Sawtry, Huntingdon, PE28 5SS
There will be a heritage exhibition at the Old School by Sawtry History Society with refreshments available. Heritage blue plaques will be put up on the Old School Hall, the Old Fire Station and the Old Lock Up by Sawtry Parish Council. Come to the Old Lock Up on the Green and see what it would have been like in Victorian times when it was a jail and see some of Sawtry's archaeological finds.

Landscape Survey Group - Conference
Friday 13th - Saturday 14th September 2019

The Landscape Survey Group’s 5th annual conference will combine a day of presentations and discussion with a fieldtrip to Breckland landscapes. Registration is available for the full programme (£25 members, £30 non-members) or Friday conference only, including lunch (£20 members, £25 non-members). Registration forms and membership forms are available from the group's website or by email from landscapesurveygroup@gmail.com For more information about the conference including the full programme, visit their website: http://landscapesurvey.org/?page_id=795

Heritage, Culture & Community - Stonea Camp Open Day
Sunday 22nd September 2019 10am - 4pm
Stonea Camp, Wimblington, March PE15 0DX
Explore the lowest lying 'hill fort' in the British Isles and its connection to the Roman conquest of the Iceni territories. Acitivies will include Roman and Iron Age re-enactors and guided tours of the site.
Free to all.
 
Eltisley History Society - Monthly Talk
'A Desktop Tour of London's Blackfriars' by Ken Drake
Wednesday 25th September 2019 at 7:45pm
The Cade Pavilion, The Green, Eltisley, Saint Neots PE19 6TN
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3)
 
CBA East - Conference
Archaeology in the East: Celebrating the CBA's 75th Anniversary
Saturday 28th September 2019 10am - 5pm
Ipswich IP-City Centre, 1 Bath Street, Ipswich, IP2 8SD
Join CBA East to hear about some of the most significant Archaeological Discoveries and Research from across the Eastern Region. Programme and booking details in the attached PDF. For further information please contact cbaeast@archaeologyuk.org
Advance booking required. Lunch included in ticket price (£20 for CBA East members/£25 for non-members). If you would like to have a stall or display at the conference to showcase or promote your activities please contact Alice Lyons  alice.lyons1@ntlworld.com 
 
Peterborough Museum - Exhibition
Hoards: A hidden history of ancient Britain
12th October - 15th December 2019 (10am - 4pm daily)
Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF
People have been placing metalwork and valuable objects in the ground and in water since the Bronze Age (c. 2200–800 BC). The exhibition looks at the varied and changing explanations for the burial and non-recovery of hoards. Whether accidentally lost or stolen, discarded as worthless, saved for recycling, hidden for safekeeping, or offered as gifts for the gods, their stories continue to fascinate. It will showcase recent discoveries of hoards reported through the Portable Antiquities Scheme and Treasure Act and brings together objects from the British Museum and Salisbury Museum, including the spectacular Ipswich Iron Age gold torcs and other Bronze Age finds from places such as Must Farm and Ely.
A British Museum and Salisbury Museum Partnership Exhibition, supported by the Dorset Foundation. Following on from the success of the Hoards display at the British Museum in 2016, this partnership exhibition has visited museums across the UK as part of the British Museum's National Programmes to display and highlight prehistoric, Roman, early medieval and later hoards. Peterborough is the last venue to show this amazing collection of finds, so please take the opportunity to visit whilst they are still available to enjoy!
To coincide with this exhibition, Peterborough Museum are running a series of exciting talks at the Museum. Tickets are £6 per talk and are available to purchase from Peterborough Museum reception by calling 01733 864663 or online: https://vivacity.org/heritage-booking
FREE (except for special event days)

Histon and Impington Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'People and Places from the Past of Histon and Impington' by David Oates
Monday 1st July 2019 at 7:30pm
Histon Baptist Church, 2 Poplar Rd, Histon, Cambridge CB24 9LN
Using pictures from his family’s archive, David will introduce us to some more of the many individuals who have left their mark on the villages over the years, among them William Robinson, Ray Woodward, Douglas Bowles and Jordan Ison.
Going much further back he will examine whether archaeologists have unearthed enough evidence to see whether King Peada of Mercia lived in the village in 650 AD. We shall hear from the Histon poet William Youngman and we shall get a new angle on the Impington heroine Elizabeth Woodcock.
Open to all. Members free and visitors £3, accompanied children free. Refreshments available.
https://hiarchaeology.wordpress.com/whats-next/hiag-talks-programme-2018-2019/

CBA - Festival of Archaeology
Saturday 13th - Sunday 28th July 2019
The Festival of Archaeology is a showcase of archaeology in the UK and is coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The theme of the festival is archaeology, science and technology.
For more information and to search events taking place nationwide, visit: https://festival.archaeologyuk.org/

Chatteris Museum - Talk
'Anglo-Saxon Chatteris - Have we found a king?' by Ian Mason
Thursday 18th July 2019 at 7pm
Chatteris Museum, 14 Church Ln, Chatteris PE16 6JA
In 1757 workmen repairing the London Road at Ferry Hill, Chatteris found an Anglo-Saxon tumulus grave, identified by the antiquarian William Stukeley. Chatteris Museum have an exhibition of 6th century objects from Cambridgeshire to replicate the the grave goods found at Ferry Hill. Besides the original claw beakers, they have artefacts on loan from the British Museum, Oxford Archaeology East, March and Wisbech Museums. Ian Mason will talk about what is known about the disocvery of the grave and what analysis of the claw beaker has revealed.
Free to attend. Booking is recommended (07979 334884). Free refreshments provided, donations at your discretion.
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Oxford Archaeology East - Open Event
A Roman Settlement in Warboys
Saturday 20th July 2019 10am - 2pm
Warboys Methodist Church, 35 High St, Warboys, Huntingdon PE28 2TA
Last autumn and winter, OA East excavated a four-hectare site on the outskirts of Warboys which had evidence for near continuous settlement from the late Iron Age through to the early Anglo-Saxon period. This free drop-in event is open to all members of the public to see the finds and meet the archaeologists involved in the excavation. The event will include family-friendly hands-on actvities. Refreshments will be available courtesy of the Warboys Methodist Church.
https://oxfordarchaeology.com/community-training/events

CBA East - Tour
Caister Roman Town, Norfolk
Saturday 20th July 2019 at 12 noon
This event will be a gentle walking tour of the town walls (1.5kms) guided by local archaeologist and Roman specialist Alice Lyons. Meet at the main car park in Caistor St. Edmunds (if full can park in church car park). Details on how to get there: https://www.norfarchtrust.org.uk/caistor The tour will break at 1.30pm for lunch and optional Cream Tea in the parish church of Caistor St. Edmunds (within the Roman town). If there is sufficient interest following the cream tea/lunch Alice will continue the tour at 2.15pm which will include a view of the Tas Valley, the possible watersource for the town, the location of a Roman temple and newly discovered villa (2km). The tour will conclude at approximately 3pm.
Please bring packed lunch and drinks and ensure suitable footwear (boots or sturdy shoes advised). Please book for this tour before 1st July 2019 in order to reserve a cream tea. Send your booking to Aileen Connor aileenconnor705@btinternet.com please indicate number of people in your party, whether you would like to book for a cream tea (£4 per head payable on the day to the parish church) and whether you would be interested in staying for the second part of the tour.
This event is free for members of CBA East or £4 payable on the day.

Denny Abbey and Farmland Museum - Archaeology Activities Day
Thursday 25th July 2019 1 - 5pm
Denny Abbey and Farmland Museum, Ely Rd, Waterbeach, Cambridge CB25 9PQ
Be an archaeologist for the day with our family activities as part of the national Festival of Archaeology 2019. Activities run from 1:00pm until 5:00pm. The museum is open from 11:00am and our Docky Box tea room opens at 12:00pm for light lunches. Or bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds of the Abbey.
Normal admission prices apply, but we ask for a small donation for craft activities to cover materials.
https://www.dennyfarmlandmuseum.org.uk/?event=festival-of-archaeology-childrens-event

Ramsey Abbey Community Project - Medieval Weekend
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August 2019 10am - 4pm each day
Abbey Road, Hollow Ln, Ramsey PE26 1DG
This open weekend takes place during the second of two seasons of excavation undertaken by Ramsey Abbey Community Project at Abbey College in Ramsey. Thanks to the generosity of National Lottery players, there will be free guided tours of the site by members of the Ramsey Abbey Community Project as well as hands-on activities and displays be re-enactors. 
https://ramseyabbeyresearch.org.uk/

Heritage Open Days
Friday 13th - Sunday 22nd September 2019
Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.
https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/

CBA East - Conference
Archaeology in the East: Celebrating the CBA's 75th Anniversary
Saturday 28th September 2019 10am - 5pm
Ipswich IP-City Centre, 1 Bath Street, Ipswich, IP2 8SD
Join CBA East to hear about some of the most significant Archaeological Discoveries and Research from across the Eastern Region. Programme and booking details in this PDF. For further information please contact cbaeast@archaeologyuk.org
Advance booking required. Lunch included in ticket price (£20 for CBA East members/£25 for non-members).