A belated happy 40th anniversary to the Cambridge Archaeology Field Group and happy 10th anniversary to the Fenland Archaeological Society (FenArch)! Both societies celebrated their anniversaries last month. 

Cambridge Antiquarian Society - Monthly Talk
'Dear Mother and All: The WWI Letters of Stanley Parker of Rampton' by Alison Dickens
Monday 2nd December 2019 at 6pm
Faculty of Law, West Road, Sidgwick Site, University of Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
There is no charge for visitors or guests at lectures. New members are warmly welcomed.

Warboys Local History Society - Monthly Talk
'Must Farm - New Discoveries by Mark Knight (CAU)
Monday 2nd December 2019 at 7:30pm
Methodist Church, 35 High St, Warboys, Huntingdon, PE28 2TA
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £3)

Fane Road Archaeology Group - Monthly Talk
'Peakirk Unwrapped: The archaeology of a Fen-edge settlement' by Avril Lumley Prior
Monday 9th December 2019 at 7pm
The Parkway Sports & Social Club, Maskew Avenue, Peterborough, PE1 2AS
Peakirk is known for its association with St Pega, who reputedly founded a hermitage there and gave the settlement its place-name [‘Pega’s church’]. Whilst Peakirk’s history is sporadically-documented from the eleventh-century onwards, archaeological evidence indicates that the area first was colonised by Neolithic folk and that there was almost-continuous activity in the heart of the present village from the Romano-British period onwards.This talk unveils Peakirk’s story through a combination of archaeology, architecture, topography, maps, photographs and written sources. It also features the work of PAST [Peakirk Archaeological Survey Team], an independent, self-funding group, whose recent projects have included re-plotting the route of the Roman watercourse, the Car Dyke, dispelling the ‘tradition’ of a Romano-British villa, rediscovering ‘lost’ buildings and revealing more about Peakirk’s diverse and secret heritage. Dr Avril Lumley Prior developed an interest in Anglo-Saxon history during her childhood in Sunderland. After accepting a teaching post in Peterborough, in 1970, she transferred her attention from Northumbrian to Mercian studies. Upon her early retirement in 1995, Avril attained an MA and a PhD on historically-based subjects, both at Leicester University. She is currently conducting research in and around Peakirk and regularly presents and publishes her findings. With her husband, Greg, she is a founder member of PAST [Peakirk Archaeological Survey Team].
All welcome (Members: Free; Non-members: £5).