Future Meetings

We organise two annual Day Schools each year plus our AGM, usually held in July.

Dates for your diary:

2016 Summer Field Day and Annual General Meeting

The 2016 Summer Field Day and CBA West Midlands AGM will be held on Saturday 16 July 2016 in conjunction with the Atherstone Civic Society at the Scout Hall, Mill Lane, Mancetter, near Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 1NP and as part of the Festival of Archaeology 2016 being held between 16 and 31 July.


Atherstone Civic Society & Council For British Archaeology West Midlands

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Roman Mancetter Summer Field Day & CBA West Midlands AGM 2016

Saturday 16 July, 2016
CBA West Midlands AGM 9.30am
Summer Field Day 10.00am - 4.00pm

The Scout Hall, Mill Lane, Mancetter, near Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 1NP

This free event is being organised as part of the

Excavations at Mancetter and Hartshill between 1960 and 1984 revealed more than 50 Roman pottery kilns and associated features. In addition, several excavations have investigated a Roman fort under Mancetter village and a late Roman "burgus" fortification on Watling Street.

A mortarium and details of a potters stamp (SENNIUS), made at Mancetter-Hartshill, © Copyright Roger White

A mortarium and details of a potters stamp (SENNIUS), made at Mancetter-Hartshill and found at Wroxeter. Photographs taken by Roger White, finds at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.

Programme

The times and order of individual presentations may be subject to alteration

9.30-10.00
CBA West Midlands AGM (members only)
10.00-10.15
Margaret Hughes (ACS) and Sheena Payne-Lunn (CBAWM): Welcome; housekeeping; format of the day.
10.15-10.30
Margaret Hughes (ACS): Roman Mancetter
10.30-11.00
Martin Wilson: Background to Roman Mancetter — Mill Lane and other excavations
11.00-11.30
Peter Thompson (Archaeology Warwickshire): Recent excavations in Roman Mancetter
Break
Opportunity to view displays
12.00-13.00
Guided walks, choice of two (the same walks will be repeated in the afternoon):
  • The Roman fort and annexe, led by Judy Vero (ACS)

  • Broadclose (site of pottery kiln excavations) and the Roman burgus on Watling Street, led by Mike Hodder (CBAWM)
Break
Opportunity to view displays
2.00-2.30
Jane Evans (Worcestershire Archaeology and Archives): The Mancetter/Hartshill Roman pottery industry
2.30-2.45
Recent work by the Hinckley Archaeological Society
3.00-4.00
Guided walks, choice of two (repeat of the morning walks):
  • The Roman fort and annexe, led by Judy Vero (ACS)

  • Broadclose (site of pottery kiln excavations) and the Roman burgus on Watling Street, led by Mike Hodder (CBAWM)
4.00
Close

Note:

Refreshments, including hot food, will be available to purchase on site.

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