Other forthcoming events
Attached below are the events programmes for a range of archaeological societies in the South Midlands. These societies’
events are open to non-members, although a small charge is sometimes made. Further events are listed by date below.
An Introduction to the Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon and Viking England
The Olde England pub, 199 Kettering Road, Northampton, NN1 4BP: 2nd December 2013 onwards, 8:30pm
Paul Blinkhorn is giving a series of twelve 1-hour lectures on Monday nights, starting on 25th November 2013. The talks will run
in roughly chronological order from the 5th century to 1066. Tickets cost £3; advance booking is necessary. Click here for further
A Victorian Christmas at Northamptonshire Archives
Northamptonshire Record Office, Wootton Hall Park, Mereway, NN4 8BQ: Saturday 7th December 2013, 10:30am—3pm
To celebrate the beginning of the festive period, the Northamptonshire Records Office is providing an opportunity to come and
explore the archives to find out about Christmas in Victorian times. The event is free, but spaces may be limited — see below
for further details and how to book a place.
Early Hunters — What Animal Bones Reveal About the Past
Lowndes Room, Chesham Town Hall, Chesham, Buckinghamshire: Friday 17th January 2014, 8pm
Yvonne Edwards, Secretary of the Chess Valley Archaeological and Historical Society’s Field Group, will be speaking to the
society. Entry costs £1 for members and £3 for visitors.
Our Greensand Heritage Part 2: Flitwick Library lecture room, Flitwick, Bedfordshire, Monday 3rd March 2014, 7:45pm
Stephen Coleman, Historic Environment Information Officer for Central Bedfordshire Council, will be speaking to the Ampthill
and District Archaeological and Local History Society about the Roman to mediaeval history of the Greensand Ridge. Entry
costs £2 for members and £2.50 for visitors, payable on the door.
Medieval Villages of Milton Keynes
Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, MK3 6BJ: Thursday 6th March 2014, 8pm
Helen Jones will be speaking to the Bletchley Archaeological and Historical Society. Entry costs £3 for visitors.
Tales of the Bedford High Street
Putnoe Heights Church & Community Centre, Putnoe Heights, Bedford, MK41 8EB: Wednesday 12th March 2014, 7:30pm
Richard Wildman will be showing the Bedford Architectural, Archaeological and Local History Society slides and talking about
the history of the High Street, with special reference to those properties which have been included in the Borough Council’s
Townscape Heritage Initiative project. Entry costs £2 for visitors.
Chess Valley Archaeological and Historical Society’s Field and Records Group — Open Evening
Lowndes Room, Chesham Town Hall, Chesham, Buckinghamshire: Friday 21st March 2014, 8pm
Talks and displays by the Field and Records groups about the highlights of the past year. Entry costs £1 for members and £3 for
Whitehall Roman Villa
Rectory Cottages, Church Green Road, Bletchley, MK3 6BJ: Thursday 3rd April 2014, 8pm
Steven Young will be speaking to the Bletchley Archaeological and Historical Society. Entry costs £3 for visitors.
The Castles of Bedfordshire
Putnoe Heights Church & Community Centre, Putnoe Heights, Bedford, MK41 8EB: Wednesday 9th April 2014, 7:30pm
James Scott Petre will be using maps and modern photographs to show the Bedford Architectural, Archaeological and Local
History Society the remains of the many castles of Bedfordshire, from the substantial and well preserved motte and bailey
castles of Cairnhoe and Yielden to those whose remains can only be seen as indistinct earthworks. Bedford castle is now
recognised through Castle Mound, and modern archaeology has uncovered secrets of its past, some of which will be revealed
here. Entry costs £2 for visitors.
The Nene and Ouse valleys in the Palaeolithic period
Oundle Methodist Church, Drummingwell Lane, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 4AA: Friday 2nd May 2014, 8pm
Dr Mark White will be speaking on research he has carried out into this period in the Fenland river valleys of Cambridgeshire.
Entry costs £2 for visitors.
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