Sanctuary House


Cherwell Archaeological Group update

We decided at our meeting in January that we were a feasible group and that we could go ahead and make plans for the future. Before we can organise a group dig, research needs to be done. Each of those present last month will be looking at old maps and any archaeology digs done in their area in the past and what has been found. It was also felt that we really needed to find a professional archaeologist (about to retire) or maybe a final year student interested in community archaeology projects. If you know of anyone please ask them to get in touch through the email below.

After the meeting had closed the landlord of the Highwayman informed us that he was having an extension built towards the rear of the premises and asked if we would like to dig one or two test pits over the area where the extension would be going. We think this is a feasible project for our fledgling group and will be working towards arranging this for over the Easter weekend. All will be welcome to look, or if places are available, join in. It will be important that those wanting to join the group attend on one of the days to observe and take part in one of the archaeology based activities. Please email [email protected] or come to one of the meetings.

Our next meeting will be on 21st February at the Red Lion, Yarnton 11.00am. Hopefully the meeting after that - March will be at the Royal Sun, Begbroke - if that is not available we will be back at the Highwayman, Kidlington.



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