Wimpole Estate Excavation - Guided tours
Weekdays from Tuesday 14th August - Friday 14th September (except August bank holiday Monday) at 11am and 2pm
Wimpole Estate, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW
This summer, Oxford Archaeology East will be excavating the site of a late Iron Age and Roman settlement ahead of the development of a new visitor centre and car park for the Wimpole Estate. Public engagement is an important part of our work as a registered educational charity, and we will be providing events and opportunities for visitors to view and understand the ongoing excavations. There will be two free ticketed guided tours of the site each weekday, as well as an exhibition of former archaeological finds in the mansion and a children's' archaeological trail around the parkland. More details will be announced nearer the time on the National Trust's website for the Wimpole Estate: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wimpole-estate 
Guided tours are free but ticketed. Tickets available from the Stable Block on the day.
Ramsey Abbey Community Archaeology Project - Open Weekend
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August between 10:00am - 4pm
Abbey College, Abbey Road, Hollow Lane, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire PE26 1DG
A chance to view ongoing excavations in the grounds of Ramsey College, the site of a Benedictine Abbey. The Ramsey Abbey Community Project have carried out a large area of geophysical survey and are now investigating the results of this survey thanks to the generoisty of National Lottery players and a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The archaeological work will be carried out by volunteers with the Ramsey Abbey Community Project with the guidance and support of archaeologists from OA East. Members of the public are welcome to visit during the middle weekend of the two week excavation. On Sunday 19th August, have a go at making your own medieval tile with a tile maker.
Free. All welcome.
And a date for the diary for Autumn 2018...
St Neots Local History Society - Talk
'Oliver Cromwell – Revolutionary State? Royal Palaces in Cromwell's England' by Simon Thurley (see attached poster)
Thursday 11th October at 7:30pm
Guest Hall, Priory Centre, St Neots, PE19 2BH
The execution of Charles I brought about the sale of the century. Royal palaces were sold, as were their contents. Just a small number of royal buildings were reserved for the republican regime. Oliver Cromwell was King in all but name and his need for magnificent residences and buildings was as great as any monarchs. In this talk he is shown in an unfamiliar light - interested in French furniture and fashions and holding court in princely style.
Simon Thurley is one of the country’s leading historians, and for thirteen years was Chief Executive of English Heritage. He is a regular broadcaster, presenting a number of television programmes on history, archaeology and architecture as well as author of several books.
All welcome. Cost £5 per person. Tickets available from St Neots Museum, The Old Court, 8 New Street, St Neots, PE19 1AE. Tel. 01480 214163 (or on the door, subject to availability)