The CBA West Midlands 2008 AGM was held on Saturday 5th July 2008 at Cannock Chase Visitor Centre, Hednesford, Staffordshire.
The CBA West Midlands 2008 Education Day was held on Saturday 17 May 2008 at Birmingham Archaeology.
The "News from the Past 2009" day school was held on Saturday 28 February
2009 in the Birmingham Central Library Theatre.
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The CBA West Midlands 2009 AGM was held on Saturday 4 July 2009 at Lydbury North, Shropshire.
The "Pits, Pots and Pollen" day school was held on Saturday 31 October
2009 at the Edgbaston Campus of the University of Birmingham.
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The "News from the Past 2010" day school was held on Saturday 27
February 2010 in the Birmingham Central Library Theatre.
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A well attended day school devoted to the Staffordshire Hoard was held on Saturday
10 April 2010 at the Edgbaston Campus of the University of Birmingham.
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The CBA West Midlands 2010 AGM was held on Saturday 3 July 2010 at Weoley Castle ruins, Birmingham.
The "News from the Past 2011" day school was held on Saturday 26 February
2011 in the Birmingham Central Library Theatre.
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The CBA West Midlands 2011 AGM was held on Saturday 2 July 2011 at Northwick Manor School Hall, Northwick Road, Worcester.
The "Recording your past, Enriching your future" day school was held on Saturday 22 October 2011 at The Guildhall, Worcester.
The "News from the Past 2012" day school was held on Saturday 17 March
2012 in the Birmingham Central Library Theatre.
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The CBA West Midlands 2012 AGM was held on Saturday 7 July 2012 at St James' Church, Acton Trussell, Staffordshire.
The "News from the Past 2013" day school was held on Saturday 16
February 2013 in the Birmingham Central Library Theatre.
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The 2008 AGM was held on Saturday 5 July 2008 in the John O’Leary Centre at Cannock Chase Visitor Centre, Hednesford, Cannock, Staffordshire.
After the AGM Stephen Dean, Staffordshire County Archaeologist, gave an interesting round-up of archaeological and historically based commercial and research projects in Staffordshire.
After lunch Martin Brown, No Man’s Land: The European Group for Great War Archaeology, and Kirsty Nichol, Birmingham Archaeology, led a guided walk out onto the Chase to look at practice trenches and other physical remains from when the area was used for troop training in the Great War which had recently been recorded by students on the University of Birmingham’s MA in Practical Archaeology and Landscape and Geomatics courses.
The 2009 AGM was held on Saturday 4 July 2009 at the Village Hall, Lydbury North, Shropshire.
After the AGM Mike Greene of the Lydbury Field Group spoke about their "Making of the Lydbury Landscape" project and after lunch led a guided tour of the village.
The 2010 AGM was held on Saturday 3 July 2010 at the Community Classroom, Weoley Castle ruins, Alwold Road, Weoley Castle, Birmingham B29 5RX
After the AGM John Hemingway gave a talk on the lords of Dudley and Weoley Castle. After a break for lunch John Hunt gave a short talk on Weoley Castle and its context after which Mike Hodder led a very informative tour of the site.
Weoley Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument of national importance. The ruins are over 700 years old and are the remains of the moated medieval manor house that once stood here. The site has been inhabited from the 12th century and, according to the Domesday Book, was part of the estate of William Fitz Ansculf. Excavations have revealed the wealthy status of the castle's occupants. Finds have included glass from Syria and a range of kitchen equipment. Weoley changed hands several times between 1485 and 1531 when it began to fall into disrepair. In the centuries that followed, stone from the castle was removed to build a nearby farm and the Dudley no.2 canal.
Libby Stevenson, age 5, discovering the history of Northwick &
Professor Mick Aston of Bristol University at the official opening of
the Northwick Manor Heritage Trail on Saturday May 1st 2010
The 2011 AGM was held on Saturday 2 July 2011 at Northwick Manor School Hall, Northwick Road, Worcester WR3 7EA.
After the AGM attendees were able to follow the Northwick Manor Trail, which is based on the northern suburban fringe of Worcester City. The trail has helped to interpret, raise awareness and conserve the historic environment of the communities around Northwick.
The trail is a 5km (c.3 mile) circular walk through the historic landscapes and suburbs of Northwick and Bevere. Terrain is mainly easy going with a short, steep slope at one end, and sturdy shoes or boots are required. There is only one stile as the rest were replaced with wooden access gates as part of the project. A leaflet to accompany the trail has been produced and can be downloaded here. Also the Northwick Manor Community Heritage Project Leaflet can be downloaded here.
Recording your past, Enriching your future
A Day School for local groups and volunteers in the West Midlands
Delegates making their way to their seats in the Assembly Rooms at the historic
Guildhall in central Worcester.
The Day School was held on Saturday 22 October 2011 in the beautiful and historic setting of the Assembly Rooms in the The Guildhall, High Street, Worcester WR1 2EY.
The programme included presentations on Historic Environment Records and how to use them, funding opportunities for local projects (2.6 MB .ppt file), the Coventry Historic Environment Project, the Eaton Camp Conservation Project and Stirchley Furnaces: Community Archaeology in Shropshire.
Sheena Payne-Lunn, CBA West Midlands, introducing Peter Insole, Bristol City
Archaeological Officer, who spoke about "Know Your Place", a project of Bristol
City Council to enable people to explore their neighbourhoods through historic maps,
images and related information.
Dr Suzie Thomas, CBA Community Archaeology Support Officer, speaking about Community
Archaeology and the CBA.
Delegates browsing the stands in the Historic Environment Fayre during one of the breaks in the programme.
A PDF file download is available, Useful information from the day school, file size 56 KB.
The 2012 AGM was held on Saturday 7 July in St James' Church, Lower Penkridge Road,
Acton Trussell, Staffordshire.
After the AGM Tony Habberley of the
Valley Archaeology Group gave a talk on "Neolithic Farmers to Roman Villa
Estate" describing the excavations which the Group have carried out in the field
next to the churchyard since 1984.
After lunch Tony and other members of the Group led delegates to view the site of the
excavations and to see some of the finds which had been unearthed.
Some of the Group's finds, including fragments of wall plaster and tessera.
A wide range of pottery and pieces of roof tile have been found on the site.