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Finding Farnham Festival - Museum of Farnham

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On Saturday 3rd August, the annual Finding Farnham Festival will be back at the Museum of Farnham (11:00-16:00), where anyone can come along and have a try at digging, or simply watch the archaeologists investigate a pre-Georgian outbuilding!

The day will include a visit from the Butser IX Roman Legion and chance to look at the summer’s archaeology exhibit featuring some of the choicest artefacts from the region!

SIHG AGM and Conservation Award Ceremony

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Surrey Industrial History Group Annual General Meeting and Conservation Award Ceremony, 
Bluebird Room, Brooklands Museum.
The AGM will be followed by refreshmnets and a chance to visit the restored Aircraft Factory. 
Please contact Bob Bryson, 01483 577809 or meetings@sihg.org.uk, if you wish to attend, and he will provide further details.

Brookwood Open Days

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To celebrate Armed Forces Day, Brookwood Military Cemetery near Woking will be holding two Open Days in partnership with the American Battle Monuments Commission and Brookwood Civilian Cemetery. These Open Days will be an opportunity to see the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and the UK's largest CWGC cemetery.

There will be multiple attractions, from historic guided tours and expert talks, to stalls from heritage organisations and a lifesize Spitfire exhibition. Entertainment will also be provided by a band and vintage singer.

Providence Chapel, Charlwood

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The newly renovated Providence Chapel in Charlwood will reopen on 6th April. This unique Grade II* listed building was originally built in Horsham in the late 1700s and moved to Charlwood in the early 1800s. It has now been renovated with help from a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and other donors and will now be available as a local community building and opened on regular occasions to the general public.

Details of the opening event are on the attached pdf 

Visit to SOAG excavation of Gatehampton Roman villa

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South Oxfordshire Archaeological Group is extending its excavations at Gatehampton Roman villa, near Goring-on-Thames into 2019. The focus this year will be the bath house and exploration of  a possible new building. The visit will include an explanation of the site, a tour of the excavations and viewing of the latest finds. Whilst there is no fee for the tour, donations to the project are welcomed.

Following the visit to the excavation there is the option to stay locally for a pub lunch.

Visit to the Silchester Bath House Excavations

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Excavations are continuing this year on the bath house at Silchester. For the visit Professor Mike Fulford, Site Director, will put the excavations in context, show the excavation itself and then show some of the finds. 

Following the visit there is the option to stay for a pub lunch and/or view the ampitheatre and walk around the town walls. An audio guide has been produced by English Heritage featuring Mike Fulford that can be downloaded to iPod, mobile phone or mp3 player.

Whilst there is no fee for the visit donations will be welcome to support the project. 

Visit to the Mithraeum and Billingsgate Roman House and Baths

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Starting at  11.30am we will be having a private guided visit to the Billingsgate Roman House and Baths lasting approximately 1.5 hrs.

This will be followed by a visit to the Mithraeum booked for 14.00.

The Temple of Mithras was discovered in 1954, and as part of the recent Bloomsberg redevelopment of the site, the temple was reconstructed where it was originally found. There is also a remarkable selection of Roman artefacts found around the site.

Great Super Heroes

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At Herald of Spring 2019 there will be a Great Super Heroes fancy dress competition. Age groups: up to 5; 6-9; 10 upwards. Amazon gift vouchers as prizes.

There will be flower displays, a craft market, coffee shop and kids entertainment all day. Free entry.

A pdf about the event is attached.

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