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Archaeology Group in the U3A

Members of other Salisbury U3As may join too.
 Just ask if there are any vacancies from the Group Organiser
or ring Ann Boutell on 01722 328 469
This Group meets on the last Tuesday in the month.
The venue will be the Harnham Memorial Hall unless otherwise stated.
A Map of this venue is here
30th Jan 2007

Archaeology & Wildlife of PORTON DOWN by Dr. David RIDE

Porton Down CDE Conservation Group
Chairman: Frank Blewett
Archaeological Adviser: Dr David Ride, 01890 6l3376,
CDE, Porton Down, Salisbury SP4 OJQ

Link to a review of his book HERE
Link to a photo HERE
Link to Davids article about the Bourne Valley Historical Society HERE
Results of a field trip to Porton Down: Martin's Clump (open downland)
can be found HERE
A FULL report can be read HERE. Lots of references here to other sites too.

10.00 am
27th Feb 2007 Life in a Medieval City by Nick Griffiths 10.00 am
27th Mar 2007 Mark Corney co will talk about Salisbury Plain before the Romans came. 10.00 am
24th Apr 2007 Bill Moffat on "The Oldest Church in Salisbury" Note Change 10.00 am
29th May 2007 Hugh 10.00 am
26th June 2007 Denise Allen on " Roman Glass" 10.00 am
31st July 2007 Tony Wilmott will tell us about "Excavating the Roman Amphitheatre at Chester" 10.00 am
28th Aug 2007

Three Thousand Years of Farming on Buxbury Hill

Nick Griffiths has been to have a look and has found lots of interesting things relating to farming and other human activities spanning the Bronze Age to the Present Day. Field Walking.

Meet at the Pembroke Arms, Fovant at 10.30 am. Share transport if possible.
You will need suitable footwear especially if it has been raining. The going is rough but not very far. A couple of short steep climbs that I [Margaret Mackenzie] can manage so anyone else should be OK.

A report on the splendid day is HERE

More on Buxbury Hill can be seen here. Includes a map.

10.30 am
25th Sept 2007

Roman Glass Makers. A visit to the factory at Quarley.

There is a small charge of £2.50 each.

A map to find the place is here or a Streetmap with more detail here

See web site here

A complete photographic record can be seen HERE

10.30 am
30th Oct 2007 On being a Volunteer by Margaret Melson 10.00am
27th Nov 2007 Recent Finds in Wiltshire from Katie Hinds 10.00am



Ann Boutell is considering starting a group that would meet weekly or fortnightly to learn about the History of Britain from 500 BC to 1500 AD under the guidance of Nick Griffiths. This would last about 8 to 10 sessions. Anyone interested please contact Ann on 01722 328 469


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Link to Events at Salisbury Museum HERE.
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