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CBA Festival of Archaeology 2016 16th to 31th July

Regional Events 2016

Roman Mancetter Summer Field Day
Saturday 16th July 9:30 - 10:00 CBA West Midlands AGM (members only)
10:00 - 16:00 (open to everyone): Roman Mancetter
Free event: Part of the Festival of Archaeology 2016.
Short talks by various archaeologists about excavations on the Roman fort and the Roman pottery industry.
Short guided walks, led by the Atherstone Civic Society and CBA WM, including the sites of the Roman forts and pottery kilns and the remains of the late Roman "burgus".
Displays of finds from the site and activities for children.
Location: The Scout Hall, Mill Lane, Mancetter, Nr Atherstone. Warwickshire CV9 1NP

Fosse Way Excavations
Fosse Meadows,near Sharnford, Leicestershire LE17 5EE
16th - 17th July & 23rd - 24th July
Organised by Hinckley Archaeological Society, pre-booking is essential.
£5 per person. Beginners very welcome. Training and equipment will be provided.
Suitable for adults and children over 14 accompanied by an adult. The maximum group size for each session is 12 guests.
Please telephone Malcolm 01455 634 765 for more details and booking.

Finding Dudmaston
Sun 24th - Sun 31st July
A week full of events, walks and talks and discover more about the history and archaeology of this beautiful Shropshire estate.
Dudmaston Hall, Quatt, Nr Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV15 6QN
Tel: 01746 780 866

Archaeology live in Warwick
Wednesday 27th July
11:00-15:00 at St. John's Museum, Warwick CV34 4NF
Family fun for the budding archaeologists of Warwickshire, join us for a fun-filled day exploring archaeology. You do not need to book this event by Archaeology Warwickshire.
Tickets: £2.50 per child
Tel: 01926 412 132

Staffordshire Hoard Conservation & Object Handling
Thu 28th - Fri 29th July
Drop-in from 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.00 to Gallery 32, Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH
Tel: 0121 348 8000

Guided Walk of Kenilworth St. Mary's Abbey Ruins
Sunday 31st July
Hosted by Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society
Free and no need to book!
The walk will commence at 3pm and last about one hour. Meet outside the Abbey 'Barn' Museum & Heritage Centre, Abbey Fields, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1BP.
Tel: 07971 549 963

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West Midlands Local Events Listings

Looking at Parish Churches, Saturday 28th May 2016 at Tysoe Village Hall, Main Street, TYSOE CV35 0SE, 10.00am till 4.00pm
FEES: £40.00 (Payable in advance)
More Parish Churches, Saturday 2nd July 2016 at Lapworth Old School, Tapster Lane, LAPWORTH B94 5PA, 10.00am till 4.00pm
FEES: £40.00 (Payable in advance)

Oliver Cromwell
Thursday 2nd June 7pm
Dr Blair Worden, Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund's Hall, University of Oxford and author of many books on Civil War issues will discuss Oliver Cromwell. In partnership with the Battle of Worcester Society talks take place in The Great Hall.
Tickets: £7 (£5 to BoWS members) available from the shop, The Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU
Tel: 01905 361 821

Estates Records Course
Monday 6th June 10:30am - 12:30pm
Herefordshire Archive Service
Workshops and lectures designed to promote the wealth of collections available at Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre, Fir Tree Lane, Hereford HR2 6LA.
Bookable: £5
Tel: 01432 260750

Capability Brown 300 Festival
Sat 25th - Sun 26th June
Brown and the Georgian Period
Compton Verney, Warwickshire CV35 9HZ
Activities and demonstrations by rural craftsmen will enlighten visitors understanding of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown's life and era.
Adult: £9.50, Child: £3.50 (5-15 years old), Concesssions: £8.50, Family: £19 (2 adults 4 children), Under 5s: FREE
Tel: 01926 645 500

Lancelot Brown and the Capability Men
Wednesday 6th July
Talk and Book Signing 2 - 3pm
Meet authors David Brown and Tom Williamson as they talk about their book which investigates 'Capability' Browns business and draws comparisons with similar figures such as the Adam brothers, Thomas Chippingdale and Josiah Wedgewood.
Compton Verney, Warwickshire CV35 9HZ
Tel: 01926 645 500

Anne Hathaway's Big Picnic
Saturday 23rd July
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, 22 Cottage Lane, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9HH
Musical entertainment, dancing and activities for all the family. Bring a picnic or treat yourself to our BBQ. Dogs welcome.
Adult: £10.25, Child: £6.50, Concessions: £9.25 Family: £27
Tel: 01789 338532

Dudmaston Historic Park
Friday 29th July, 19.00-20.30
Historic Landscape Consultant, Christopher Gallagher, will be giving a talk on his research into the history of Dudmaston's parkland.
£15.00 booking essential.
Dudmaston Hall, Quatt, Nr Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV15 6QN
Tel: 01746 780 866

Discovery Days
Mondays 25th July, 15th & 29th August
The Staffordshire Regiment Museum, Whittington Barracks, Whittington, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS14 9PY
10am - 4pm (last tour at 3pm)
Guided tour of a WWI trench system complete with its Regimental Aid Post. See the 'funk holes', stand on the 'fire step', visit the officer's dugout and learn of the tunnelers deadly underground war.
Adults: £5, Concessions: £4, Family Ticket: £15 (2 adults and up to 3 children)

Battle of Worcester Weekend - A Civilian's Story
Saturday 27th - Monday 29th August
The Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester WR1 2HU
10am - 5pm (Sat) 1.30pm - 5pm (Sun)
Learn what life would have been like for a civilian in the city and hear the horrifying accounts of the Battle of Worcester through a Living History camp, talks, demonstrations and activities.
Adults: £5.50, Concessions: £4.50, Children: £2.50, Family ticket: £13.00 (2 adults 3 children)
Tel: 01905 361 821

Free One-to-One Family History Help Sessions
Help with the online resource Find My Past. A short training session on finding and using Staffordshire records, with opportunity to ask questions.
Venue: Lichfield Record Office, The Friary, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6QG
Date: Thursdays at 2pm & 3pm
Admission: Tickets are free, from Lichfield Record Office, by advance booking only.
Please telephone 01543 510 720 to reserve your ticket.

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Other Activities

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
Near Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6QQ
Tours, Walks and Courses at one of Britain's leading working farm museums. Originally the Home Farm of the Acton Scott estate, the site remains untouched by modern farming practice.
Tel. 01694 781307

Albrighton Pottery offers a 55 minute talk on the history of potting.
The session starts with the first urban settlements and ends with the firing of a bottle oven in 19th century Stoke. There is also a 'hands on' element which has been known to cause hilarity. The talk is informative but more of an entertainment than a history lesson with dates.
Cost: £25.00 plus £10.00 travel expenses
Contact John Christophers on 01902 441140 or by email or snail mail at 33 Grange Park, ALBRIGHTON, Shropshire WV7 3EN.

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