The Prehistoric Group has arranged for two landscape surveys to take place during autumn 2015 to spring 2016, commencing in October. As usual they will be on Sundays (weather permitting). One is to continue work on what may be the remnants of a prehistoric field system on the North Downs near Chaldon; the other is the project in woods recently purchased by Caterham School where the late Peter Gray and Gwyneth Fookes suggested that a number of earthworks exist (Bull 268, 1992). The aim of this project is to assist Caterham School to develop a woodland management plan.
The Medforum has been offered the opportunity to dig three test pits in the garden of the Old Manor House (ie Rectory Manor).
This is a highly strategic site in the attempt to complete the sampling of the historic centre of Old Woking.
A number of experienced volunteers will be needed. Please contact Chris Hayward or Richard Savage either via the office or at email@example.com
First of all, a big thank you to everyone who helped to make the latest season at Abinger such a success. It may seem odd to say that in view of our failure to finish the trench, but this was a result of finding that there was more surviving archaeology than anticipated. Much of this must be down to your hard work in tackling the difficulties of finding archaeological features in sand. As a result we have a much better understanding of the site and how to approach it in future.
Volunteers are being sought for the third season of Excavation in Church Meadow, Ewell. This independent project is financially supported by Surrey Archaeological Society, Epsom and Ewell History and Archaeology Society, the Council for Brtish Archaeology and the local Committee of Surrey County Council.
The excavations will take place between 2nd - 20th July, Wednesdays to Sundays 9.30am to 4.30pm.
There will be test pitting at Esher Church of England High School on Saturday and Sunday 26 and 27 October. The project will be looking for the remains of a medieval settlement that used to exist on the school grounds. These dates and times are subject to confirmation by the School and to that extent provisional. Volunteers will be called for as soon as confirmation has been obtained.
There are opportunities for both experienced diggers and beginners to participate in this years excavations at Woking Palace. There are also opportunities to try finds processing.Work is expected to take place on site from Wednesday to Sunday in each of the weeks.
Please see the attached application form. Hannah Potter of SCAU will be co-ordinating the allocation of places.
To see reports of previous seasons of excavations at Woking Palace go to www.woking-palace.org