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Leatherhead test pitting (and open day)

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There will be three weekends for the community to get involved in the test pitting programme at Leatherhead, centred this year around Rowhurst and Teazle Wood, to take place over the first three weekends of May. All test pitting will be in the grounds of either Rowhurst or adjacent Teazle Wood, with Rowhurst serving as a meeting point.

On Monday 6th May, we will be holding an open day event, where the community can simply show up with no prior booking. Activities will be available for children especially, including Saxon re-enactors.

Heritage Open Day at Abinger

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The Abinger Research Centre and Library, situated in the former Abinger Hammer Village School, will be open to all for a special Heritage Open Day event.

Members of the Society will be set-up with displays featuring work and artefact displays from all periods, with opportunities to observe or take part in various activities, including environmental processing. The Library will be open and available for browsing or for research queries, and the new County Finds Liaison Officer will also be set-up and eager to meet with visitors.

Medieval Studies Forum - Wool and Sheep

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10.30am  Registration: tea and coffee available
11.00am  “From wool to cloth: the medieval textile industry in southern  England, 1300-1600.” Dr John Hare, visiting research fellow at the University of Winchester
12.00am  "Tithes on wool in east Surrey in 1535." Peter Balmer
12.30pm  “Sheep & Wool – a practical guide.” David Graham

12.45pm  Lunch break – tea and coffee available

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