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The Worst Jobs in Tudor Times


A Gentleman Usher from Henry VIII’s Palace of Nonsuch pays a visit to the village looking for workers. He needs a gong (shit) farmer, a food taster, a spit boy, a groom of the stool, and a wool dyer. If you really want to get ahead, become an executioner! Come along and see if you fancy a change of job and a short life!

Cost £5 per child. Contact: David Brooks, Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 1UF. Tel 020 8394 1734.

Visit to Caerleon/ Caerwent


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

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Talk on Reigate tile kiln and visit to Reigate caves


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.

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If you are interested please e-mail Irene Goring at

Visit to the British Museum


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

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Visit to Plumpton Roman Villa and Bridge Farm


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.


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