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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.

Keeping the lights on at Hampton Court

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London Archaeologist's Annual Lecture will this year feature a report on archaeological works alongside the project to replace electrical cabling within Hampton Court. This has offered an opportunity to excavate within the buildings and is revealing earlier phases of construction.

Admission free but contact Becky Wallower to register your interest and for information: becky.wallower@dial.pipex.com

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 

Hoarding and Deposition in Europe

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This Instrumentum meeting has been jointly organised by the Roman Finds Group, the Later Prehistoric Finds Group and Kings College, London.

Projects on hoards have looked at their composition and location. Recently excavated hoards also offer the chance to look at little studied aspects of hoarding as a depositional process, such as the environmental data. The conference will also explore other aspects of deposition.

Details from: www.romanfindsgroup.org.uk

 

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