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)

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