Invitation from Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society
Buckinghamshire’s Saxon Prince: the burial at Taplow
by Leslie Webster
Until the discovery of the Sutton Hoo ship-burial, the princely burial at Taplow was the most important burial of the Saxon period known in England. Leslie Webster, who looked after the Taplow finds at the British Museum, tells the story of their excavation and de- scribes some more recent discoveries of the pe-
Leslie Webster was formerly Senior Keeper of the Anglo-Saxon and Viking collections, in the British Museum.
This meeting will be jointly hosted by the Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society and the High Wycombe Society, and is a part of the Wycombe Arts Festival 2018.
All are welcome – this is a general interest talk – no previous knowledge of the subject will be assumed
Saturday 28th April, 2.30pm, Trinity United Reformed Church, Lon- don Road, High Wycombe HP11 1BJ.
Free entry. Supported by the High Wycombe Society
Image: Taplow Horn (British Museum)
West Berkshire Museum
Saturday 28 April 2018 | 11am – 3pm | FREE
Local Heritage Roadshow
Pop in to the museum and find out more about the many local clubs, groups and societies in the area dedicated to our local history and archaeology.
Heritage staff will be on hand to advise on what’s in the museum collection, what we do for schools, what to do if you discover an archaeological find, how to take care of heritage sites and assets and more.
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
Invitation from Marlow Archaeology
Buckinghamshire in the Civil Wars 1640-1660
by Ian Beckett, Hon. Professor of Military History, University of Kent
Many of the well-known battles of the Civil Wars took place just beyond Buckinghamshire’s county boundaries – Edgehill, Newbury, Cropredy and Naseby. Yet, there was continuous destruction and disruption, not least as the county lay across main road and river routes between the King’s headquarters at Oxford and Parliament’s stronghold in London. Garrisons of Royalist outposts at Brill, Hillesden and Boarstall vied with Parliamentarian outposts at Aylesbury and Newport Pagnell to control resources. This talk illustrates that conflict not only had a significant effect on county gentry families but also on local communities.
Professor Ian Beckett retired as Professor of Military History from the University of Kent in 2015. He was born in Whitchurch and educated at Aylesbury Grammar School and the Universities of Lancaster and London. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he has held chairs in both the UK and the US. He was Chairman of the Council of the Army Records Society from 2000 to 2014, and has been Secretary to the Trustees of the Buckinghamshire Military Museum since its establishment in 1985. While he works mainly on the Victorian Army and the British Army in the First World War, his interest in Bucks in the Civil War goes back to his original research on the county’s amateur military units – the militia, yeomanry and volunteers. His book, Wanton Troopers: Buckinghamshire in the Civil Wars, 1640-60 was published in 2015.
Image: 1643 John Hampden, a member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire
Main Room, Liston Hall, Marlow SL7 1DD at 8pm
Saturday 21st April 2018
Berkshire Industrial Archaeology Group: SERIAC 2018
I’m sure many of you will be aware that it’s the turn of BIAG to host this years South East Region Industrial Archaeology Conference (SERIAC 2018) to be held at Windor Boys School. It should be an excellent day out with a varied programme of industrial archaeology and transport topics covered; followed by a choice of walks or film show! Please do consider joining us with an opportunity to meet like minded people.
More information and booking form here
Any questions or queries please address these to email@example.com
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by S.E. Clelland and A. Manning, Wessex Archaeology
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- Locating ‘Hawkridge Wood’. Interpreting the Bucklebury Charter of AD 956 by Dick Greenaway
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