For the last of our Winter series of talks Harvey Sheldon will be presenting the second part of his presentation on Roman Southwark.
Harvey is an Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London and has had extensive experience of excavations in London since the 1960s. Harvey Sheldon has been engaged in archaeological projects in Southwark and other parts of London since the 1960s. Together with Jon Cotton, Harvey directed the Hatch Furlong excavations in Ewell, 2006-9. He is currently Chairman of the Rose Theatre Trust.
Due to unforseen circumstances Martyn Allen, who was originally booked to talk to us on Roman rural settlement in Surrey, is unable to join us. We hope Martyn will be able to join us early in the next winter series of talks to kick-start the theme of rural settlement, which we hope to follow up with a seminar/workshop.
Meanwhile David Bird, RSG Chairman, has kindly agreed to talk on the Roman-Saxon transition; his recent thoughts on this subject have been the inspiration for the forthcoming regional conference:
Site Director, Emma Corke will be talking about the results of the 2017 excavations that took place on the hill adjacent to the scheduled villa site. A magnetometry survey carried out by RSG uncovered a number of features which have been explored over the last few seasons. Excavations have revealed a human presence on the hill from prehistory, with evidence for Neolithic and Bronze Age activity, Iron Age enclosure ditches and grain storage pits, superceded by Roman boundary ditches and agricultural activity.
This session will highlight some of the fieldwork that has taken place over the last year. It will also be a chance for members to enjoy Christmas refreshments.
Rose Hooker, of the Prehistoric Group will give an update on fieldwork that has taken place at a Late Iron Age/ Romano-British site at Charlwood.
Emma Corke and David Williams will be reporting on a Romano-British site near St. Martha's Church, Chilworth.
The directors of the Culver Archaeological Project, Rob Wallace and David Millum will be giving a presentation on Bridge Farm – revealing a Romano-British ‘defended’ settlement. The Culver Archaeological Project began in 2005 with the aim of identifying further archaeological sites within the landscape around Barcombe Villa. Recent seasons have seen the focus of activity at Bridge Farm, east of the River Ouse, where a large unrecorded Romano-British riverside settlement has been discovered.
The Roman Studies Annual General Meeting will be followed by a talk from David Rudling - Roman period settlement and land use in the Ouse Valley. David is well known to RSG. Until 2004 David worked for the UCL Field Archaeology Unit, being its Director from October 1991 to December 2003. In 2004 David joined the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Sussex as a Lecturer in Archaeology.
Reading Roman Inscriptions - afternoon of 2 September 2017
*David Bird will lead a workshop on “Reading Roman Inscriptions” which will include a general introduction to Roman Inscriptions. This will be followed by a look at standard abbreviations, changes through time and examples of different types of inscription. There will be ample time for participants to try their hand at translation.
Charge: £7.50 per person
Max. no. 17
Surrey Industrial History Group AGM
and 2017 Conservation Award Presentation
to the Rural Life Centre
for the removal and reconstruction of
Deek’s Cycle Workshop, which came from Frimley Green.
Norman Emblow, the volunteer leader of the project, will give us a talk on the venture.
We shall then visit the Cycle Workshop.