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Visit to Caerleon/ Caerwent

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Peter Guest, Senior Lecturer in Roman Archaeology at Cardiff University and Dig Director, will guide us around the Roman fortress of Caerleon in the morning (amphitheatre, Prysg Field Barracks, Fortress baths and the Roman Legionary museum) and  Caerwent in the afternoon (forum-basilica, Pound Lane, Courtyard House, Temple and South Walls).

Charge:            £10.00 per head

Max. no. 25

Talk on Reigate tile kiln and visit to Reigate caves

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This is an opportunity to hear Emma Corke talk about the Roman tile kiln found in Reigate in 2004. She will be joined by Peter Burgess who will explain how it was rebuilt. After these talks, there will be a chance to visit Reigate caves.

Charge: none. Please put a donation in the box.

Max. no 15

If you are interested please e-mail Irene Goring at  irene@greenhayes.plus.com

Visit to the British Museum

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To complement David Bird’s “ Reading Roman Inscriptions” workshop on 2 September, there will be a visit to the British Museum. Dirk Booms, Curator in the Department of Greece and Rome, will walk us round 2 galleries for about an hour to help us appreciate and translate the inscriptions there. He will explain the abbreviations and the different facts that can be interpreted from inscriptions in general.

Instructions and timings will be distributed closer to the time.

Charge: None. Please make a donation to the BM

Max. no. 15

Visit to Plumpton Roman Villa and Bridge Farm

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This visit offers the opportunity to see two Sussex excavations in progress. In the morning David Rudling, Academic Director of the Sussex School of Archaeology, will take us around Plumpton Roman Villa, a winged corridor house, and tell us about the three years of excavations there. In the afternoon, either Rob Wallace or David Millum, Dig Directors, will guide us around Bridge Farm - a Romano British settlement - where excavations have been in progress since 2013. There will be a pub lunch between the two visits.

Knight School

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A Serjeant-at-Arms from the Tower of London visits Ewell to tell you how you become a Knight. Sent away from home at the age of 7 to the castle of a wealthy Lord, you will begin your training as a Page learning combat skills and horsemanship until you are 14. Between then and 21 you become a squire, capable of engaging in battle and if you fight bravely you may be made a Knight.

Our visitor will bring weapons for you to master and teach you how to defend and attack a castle.

Heritage Open Day

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The Abinger Research Centre will be open to all for a Heritage Open Day event.

The librarian will be on hand to help with any research queries. Members of AARG and the Medieval Pottery Research Group will display and discuss aspects of their work. If it is a dry day then environmental processing will take place in the grounds.

Details about access are on our Library webpage and will be published in the Mole Valley Heritage Open Days booklet during the summer.

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