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Sussex Archaeology Symposium 2017

Sussex Archaeology Symposium 2017Saturday 25th March King’s Church, Lewes The 2017 Sussex Archaeology Symposium is a round up of some of the latest archaeological investigations across Sussex.  From a prehistoric enclosure and ancient tracks to a sunken WWI U-boat off the South Coast, via Roman settlements, villas and fields.  We’ll also be hearing about heritage crime in Sussex and looking

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Monumental Brass Society newsletter

The Library has received the latest online version of the Monumental Brass Society’s newsletter for February 2017 (134). If you are a member and would like a copy, please contact the librarian at You will be sent a copy via email. The bulletins from June 2016 and October 2016 are also available.

Ancient Roots – Discover the Mysteries of The Meads

One of the last Woodland Wildlife Hidden History events will be on Friday 17th February at The Meads Community Centre, Emerald Crescent, Sittingbourne, ME10 5JL. Doors opening 6.45pm for: 7.15 – “What is a henge anyway?” with Andrew Richardson (Canterbury Archaeological Trust) will talk about the discovery of the Meads Henge. 8.15 – “Our relationship with trees” Damian Goodburn (Time Team

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Kent Archaeological Field School Courses: 2017

The Kent Archaeological Field School courses for 2017 are listed below. Please go to the KAFS website for more details ( Field-walking and test Pitting at a Roman building at Sittingbourne: May 27th to May 29th: Members free Non-members £25 Investigation of a Roman building at Abbey Barns in Faversham: August 1st to August 20th: Members free Non-members £10 a day Training week

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Society of Antiquaries of Newcatle Upon Tyne latest newsletter

The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle Upon Tyne have sent us their latest newsletter (December 2016) in digital form. If you would a copy of the News Bulletin, the formal notice for the January meeting, and the flyers for the Country Meetings in the summer, then please email the KAS Librarian at, along with your membership number, and she

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Prehistoric Kent

If you have an interest in the prehistoric history of the Kent landscape you may find these publications useful: Lost Landscapes of Palaeolithic Britain (Oxford Archaeology) This 2016 publication includes reference to the Medway Palaeolithic Survey and Cuxton. It sets a useful and informative agenda for future palaeolithic work.  It is available free as a pdf download at: The Medway Valley

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The portraits: Elizabeth Golding

Elizabeth Golding Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Roydon of East Peckham and heiress of Roydon, married William Twysden of Chelmington and Wye in 1541, after which they made their home at Elizabeth’s father’s house, which William and Elizabeth then inherited.  Elizabeth’s only surviving son Roger was born in 1542 and after his father’s death in 1549, Elizabeth re-married, staying on at

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Medical Aspects of Medieval Monuments

Monumental Brass Society A general meeting of the Society is being held at St Bartholomew-the-Less, on Saturday 5th November 2016. Programme 2.00pm – Welcome and introductory remarks, Martin Stuchfield, President of the MBS 2.05pm – An Introduction to St Bartholomew-the-Less, a parish Church and hospital chapel. Martin Dudley, Rector of the church. 2.25pm – Gift Giving and the Art of

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The portraits: Roger Twysden

Roger Twysden The son of Elizabeth Roydon and William Twysden of Wye and Chelmington, Roger Twysden (b. 1542 – d.1603) married Anne Wyatt in 1562. He pursued his main interest of developing and maintaining the combined Roydon and Twisden estates alongside his mother, whom he succeeded in 1596.  A  further occupation was the raising and maintaining of a sizeable militia

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