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Blandford Archaeology Group Report, March 2017

After the summer break in September Peter Cox gave a good Talk on finds from the Wessex Water pipeline ditches, particularly south of Winterborne Kingston and at Pimperne.

This month, October 20th, Lilian Ladle, will speak on Mosaics.

On November 17th, Martin Green will be talking on “A bird’s eye-view of Cranborne Chase”, and in December we will have a Christmas Drink in a local hostelry.

Our Quiz will again be in January, on Saturday 21st, in the Parish Rooms with Julian Richards as Quizmaster, preceded on Thursday 19th by a talk from Luke Winter of the Ancient Technology Centre in the Museum.

The Bryanston Dig of the roadway has now finished as the road has been made up, and Edrys has to do the paperwork and research associated with it.  A new project will be forthcoming in due course.

We have a good programme and are getting good attendances.

Please contact Sally Woodlock for more information at the number shown below. 

Sally Woodlock

01258 452831 

Secretary of Blandford Archaeology Group



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julian witBlandford Museum Archaeology Club

 Blandford Archaeology Group was started in December 2011 under the Blandford Schools and Community Dig project, which was funded by a grant from Heritage Lottery to the Blandford Museum. The group was formed out of an Archaeology course that was organised by archaeologist, Julian Richards, Ancient Technology Centre Manager, Luke Winter and Blandford School teacher, Bruce Hansen.

 The club was formed after the course finished and has formalised its affiliation with the Blandford Museum. We meet at the museum on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30pm, unless there is a field trip organised. New members are most welcome. The annual membership fee is £10, which provides a museum membership, with the Archaeology Club as your main interest (and membership fees going to support club activities).

Currently we are digging at Bryanston School, which is proving to be very interesting and a good hands-on learning experience, as well as great fun! While the dig will close down over the winter months, talks by professional archaeologists and experienced amateurs will continue. We also will be arranging trips of archaeological and/or historical interest. With the return of Spring, we will start digging again! Watch the museum calendar for our upcoming activities.