Thursday 21st June 2018 – Marlow lecture: Cathedral Archaeology

Invitation from Archaeology in Marlow
Cathedral Archaeology
by Graham Keevill

Graham Keevill is the Appointed Professional Archaeologist at four Anglican Cathedrals

These are Blackburn, Rochester, Christ Church Oxford and Salisbury, he thus looks after the Ancient, the Modern and the Peculiar, (he will explain which is which, and why). The talk will describe the background to and results of Graham’s work at each of these remarkable places (drawing on a wide range of evidence including ground radar surveys).

The talk will follow AiM’s short AGM at which only members can vote

Members of AIM/MAS £3, visitors £4.50
8pm Garden Room, Liston Hall, Chapel Street, Marlow SL7 1DD
For details of AIM’s other activities and how you can join, either log on to our website,, or contact: John Laker, 9 Spinfield Lane, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 2JT. Tel: 01628 481792
Image: Rochester Cathedral (by 2006SweepsCath1.JPG: User:ClemRutterderivative work: SilkTork)

Thursday 21st June 2018 – BARG Meeting: Magdalen Hill

Thursday 21stJune 2018 7.30pm:

BARG Summer Quarterly Open Meeting followed by the AGM. Dr Katie Tucker making a return visit by popular demand. Giving a lecture for around an hour Dr Tucker will be discussing the Magdalen Hill Archaeological Research Project that is based in Winchester. Previously excavated by Time Team, the new project undertaken by the University of Winchester discovered more to this multiphase site. Originally a leprosy hospital in the mid twelfth century the site was later remodelled only then again to become almshouses in the sixteenth century and more recently a WW1 transit camp.

Venue:The De Vitre Room, The Cornerstone, Norreys Avenue, Wokingham. RG40 1UE.

BARG members free, guests non-members £3.00.

(Image Southern Daily Echo 2015)

Saturday 16th June 2018 – Reading Abbey Revealed

Reading Borough Council event
Reading Abbey Revealed

16 Jun 2018 – 11:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: Abbey Ruins
Price: FREE

Join us to celebrate the re-opening of the Abbey Ruins at Reading Abbey Revealed!

Alongside ‘Water Fest’ the festival will take over the Abbey Quarter with activities and entertainment for all ages. We will be revealing and celebrating the exciting history of Reading.

​In the Forbury Gardens

  • Visit our historic encampment and speak to our re-enactors
  • Have a go at a variety of historical crafts
  • Visit our Reading Museum pop-up
  • Watch our medieval and civil war demonstrations
  • Indulge in Reading’s best street food

​In the Abbey Ruins

  • Explore the newly restored ruins
  • Enjoy performances by local artists
  • Meet characters from the Quarter’s past

​Along the River Kennet

  • ​Admire the narrow boats
  • Take a boat trip
  • Explore the charity and community stalls

​Don’t miss our children’s parade in the afternoon!

Opens January 24th 2018 – West Berkshire Museum: Hoards

West Berkshire Museum

Special Exhibition: Hoards

Bringing together for the first time, over 11 hoards from all over West Berkshire.  A chance to see buried treasure from prehistory to the medieval period, ranging from a hoard of Bronze Age Axes, Iron Age hoards of gold coins, Roman hoards of hundreds of coins, to a hoard of coins of Charles I and James I.  Explore the history of each hoard, find out how they were found, and consider why they were hidden and never retrieved.

Entry to West Berkshire Museum is free but donations are most welcomed.
Open: Wednesday – Sunday 10am -4pm

Image: The Crow Down Hoard, Acquired 2006

More info here

Special Exhibition: Hoards

Berkshire Archaeological Journal – Volume 82


  • Cross Dykes: An Interpretation   by R.J. Brewer
  • Prehistoric, Roman and Medieval remains at Caley’s Department Store, 19-23 High Street, Windsor, Berkshire
    by Nicholas Cooke, Wessex Archaeology
  • Prehistoric, Roman and post-medieval remains at Raghill Farm Quarry, Aldermaston, West Berkshire
    by S.E. Clelland and A. Manning, Wessex Archaeology 
  • Bronze Age to Roman site at George’s Farm, Crookham, Berkshire   by Nicholas Cooke, Wessex Archaeology
  • Locating ‘Hawkridge Wood’.  Interpreting the Bucklebury Charter of AD 956   by Dick Greenaway
  • Excavations at Park Way, Newbury, Berkshire
    by Tim Allen, Kate Brady and Steve Lawrence, Oxford Archaeology
  • Artefacts from Reading goal?   By Anthea Harris

Now being distributed free of charge to members 

Others may order a copy for £15 to Catherine Petts  or Andrew Hutt