Archaeology Open Day

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For the fourth year running, Warmington Heritage Group will be taking part in the National Festival of British Archaeology with a free event open to everyone. The Archaeology Open Day will be held on Sunday, 13th July between 11am and 5pm.

Set in the beautiful surroundings of the National Herb Centre, Warmington this family-friendly event will have something of interest to anyone with an interest in archaeology or local history. There will be guided tours and walks around our fascinating excavation while inside there will be a chance to find out more about the heritage and archaeology of south Warwickshire and north Oxfordshire. As well as the outdoor play area, there will be games and activities for the children with an historical theme.

New Programme

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The 2014 programme for Warmington Heritage Group has been published and contains talks, research, archaeology and visits both nearby and further afield with some speakers still to be arranged.

Membership of the group is only £10 a year, with visitors also welcome to come to our meetings. We usually hold eight a year with other events and visits on top of these. Visitors to the meetings are asked to pay £2.

For more information see the 2014 programme page on our site.

Dates for your Diary

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Cropredy Historical Society have a fascinating talk planned for Tuesday 15th April when Dr Gillian White will be talking about the portraits of Elizabeth I. The talk starts at 7.30pm in the Methodist Chapel, visitors £3.

The Milestone Society’s Spring Conference is on Saturday 10th May in Rothwell, Northants. For more information visit the group website

On Wednesday 21st May, 2pm till 4 pm in Warmington Village Hall, there will be a workshop ‘Poetry from the Great War 1914 -1918′. Arranged by Adult & Community Learning, the fee is £8, or £4 for 60+ years. Phone 01789 416963 or email lynnemarcel@warwickshire.gov.uk to book a place.

Warwickshire Heritage and Culture programme for the first four months of 2014 is now available, and has a number of interesting talks for family and local historians. To view their leaflet click here.

A fascinating new exhibition entitled Unearthed: Riches of the Romans and Anglo-Saxons will be on display from February 8th until the end of April at the Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock. The museum is open between 10am and 5pm Tuesday to Saturday and from 2pm to 5pm Sundays.

 

 

 

 

New Members Welcome

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New members of Warmington Heritage Group are always welcome! November is traditionally when people renew their membership but you can join at any time of the year. We normally meet on the second Monday of the month in Warmington Village Hall at 7.30pm, though in the summer months we also take advantage of the lighter evenings to have a walk and talk in the local area. We have at least two outings further afield during the year, as well as taking part in other local events.

Fees are only £10 a year and whether your interest is local history and heritage or archaeology our programme is very wide ranging! For more information please contact us – you would be most welcome.

Latest Newsletter Out

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The Heritage Group autumn newsletter is out – to view just visit the newsletter section of the website.

Excavation Continues – Dig Dates

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The days may be getting shorter, but our hardy group of diggers are continuing to uncover fascinating stuff at the National Herb Centre site. It’s not too late to get involved in this season’s dig – if you would like to or for more information, please contact us. No previous experience is necessary and all are welcome. If it is your first time, please let us know in advance so that we can ensure you are met and shown around. Each dig day starts around 10am and finishes at about 4pm. Severe weather will affect work, so if you are not sure whether to travel please check first.

Excavation dates in December are: 

Tuesday 10th

Thursday 12th

Saturday 14th

 

 

 

 

 

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