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Chepstow Archaeological Society

April 2017 Newsletter 217

 

 

The April meeting will be on Thursday 6th at the Conservative Club, Moor Street, Chepstow, starting at 7.30. The subject of our talk is the Mappa Mundi, and there is no one more qualified to tell us about it than Sarah Arrowsmith, author of the definitive book ‘Mappa Mundi: Hereford’s Curious Map’.  This extraordinary circular medieval map of the world is housed in a building attached to Hereford Cathedral. There will be an opportunity to view the map when we visit the Cathedral in June.  Copies of Sarah’s book will be available at the meeting for £10.

We are now at the end of our winter programme. Just the Mappa Mundi talk and the summer programme will begin. Here is our Summer Programme

Summer programme

May  13th, Saturday – visit to Llanmellin Hillfort, 5m west of Chepstow near Shirenewton) led by Dr Amelia Pannett (CADW)  meet at 2pm in the car park opposite the Tredegar Arms, Shirenewton.

June 24th, Saturday – guided tour of Hereford Cathedral at 10.30am followed by a guided tour and afternoon tea at Treago Castle at 2.30pm (9m south of Hereford just east of St Weonards).  Total cost of both tours and tea is £20.  To book you can pay electronically by bank transfer to Chepstow Archaeological Society a/c no 00736255 sort code 30-91-89 using your name as the payment reference. Or you can pay Alan at the next meeting.  Thanks to all who have already paid.

July 22nd, Saturday – a guided tour of Caerphilly Castle led by Rick Turner at 10.30am.  There will be a small charge on the day for the guided tour. Entry to the castle is free to CADW and English Heritage card holders, otherwise adult – £7.95, family – £23.70, senior citizens, students and children under 16 – £5.20.

August 19th, Saturday – Roman Mosaic Day at Caerwent Visitor Centre Barn.  Speaker will be Dr Nick Humphris from Chedworth Roman Villa on ‘The Artistry of Roman Mosaics and How Mosaics were Made’, followed by making your own mosaic. Cost to be confirmed.

September  – an Industrial Archaeology Day at Blaenavon with a guided tour of Blaenavon Ironworks with a visit to Big Pit, Rhymney Brewery, the Heritage Centre and a trip on the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway. Date to be confirmed

Full details for each visit will be sent out in the monthly newsletters.

We are also considering a trip to visit Guédelon Castle in Burgundy, France.  There was an enthusiastic response at his idea at the March meeting so we will continue to explore the feasibility of travel and accommodation.  If anyone can help with this please let me know.  Guédelon Castle is being built using medieval methods and is open to visitors to view traditional methods of building and the various associated crafts. For more details see http://www.guedelon.fr/en/.

Please visit the CAS web site at http://chepstow.org.uk/ to keep up-to-date with the Summer Programme. Also our Facebook page has lots of local archaeological news.

 

Best wishes

Colin and Felicity

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Chepstow Archaeological Society

March 2017 Newsletter 216

 

Our March meeting will be on Thursday 2nd March at Chepstow Conservative Club, Moor Street, Chepstow starting at 7.30pm.  Our speaker will be Rick Turner of ‘How to build a Castle’ fame and recently retired from Cadw where he was Inspector of Ancient Monuments. Rick will be talking about ‘The Commissioners of Sewers and the Historic Landscape of the Gwent Levels’.

Our speaker at the April meeting (April 6th) will be talking about The Mappa Mundi, the extraordinary medieval map of the world that is housed in Hereford Cathedral.  To follow up on this talk we will be visiting Hereford Cathedral on Saturday 24th June when we will be given a guided tour of the Cathedral with the option of viewing the Mappa Mundi and the Chained Library. In the afternoon, we will go on to Treago Castle, just south of Hereford, where we will have a tour of this fortified manor followed by afternoon tea.  Please could you let me know if you are coming on Saturday June 24th.  The total cost for two tours and afternoon tea is £20.  To book you can pay electronically by bank transfer to Chepstow Archaeological Society a/c no 00736255 sort code 30-91-89 using your name as the payment reference. You can also pay £20 to our treasurer, Alan Petts, at one of our meetings or by posting a cheque to him at 5 Bigstone Grove, Tutshill, Chepstow, NP16 7EN.

Please visit the CAS web site at http://chepstow.org.uk/ to keep up-to-date with the Summer Programme.

Best wishes

Felicity Taylor

Programme Secretary

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Chepstow Archaeological Society

February 2017 Newsletter 215

 

First of all, a big thank-you to all our speakers at our January meeting.  Such  an interesting range of subjects; Chepstow Bricks, Walking in Cyprus, Trostrey Archaeology Group CAS excavation in Trellech, Murder in Shirenewton, Naval Records, Newport Ship Update. They all made for a fascinating evening.  Also thanks to everyone who brought food to share.

Our speaker on Thursday 2nd February will be William Tregaskes talking about ‘Castles and Landscapes in Medieval Wales’.  Before the talk there will be a short AGM.  Please find attached the minutes from the 2016 AGM and the Treasurers’ Report.  The meeting will be as usual in the Conservative Club, Moor Street, Chepstow at 7.30pm.

Summer Programme  –  Some Notes and Dates for your diary 

May 13th (Saturday) 2pm,                      Visit to Llanmelin Hillfort with Dr Amelia Pannett (CADW)

June 24th (Saturday) 10.30am,             Guided tour of Hereford Cathedral and Treago Castle

I know June 24th seems a long way off but it would be useful to have an idea of numbers for this trip to Hereford.  We will have a guided tour of Hereford Cathedral for an hour starting at 10.30am. Following on from our talk this coming April on the Mappa Mundi we will be able to see it and visit the Chained Library afterwards at an additional cost. At 2.30pm we meet at Treago Castle, a 15th century fortified manor house near St Weonards, 11 miles south of Hereford.  We have a guided tour of the Castle booked, followed by afternoon tea.  The cost for the day will be £20.  You need to make your own arrangements for lunch.  Please let me know if you want to book a place on this outing.  To book you can pay electronically by bank transfer to Chepstow Archaeological Society a/c no 00736255 sort code 30-91-89 using your name as the payment reference. You can also pay £20 to our treasurer, Alan Petts, at one of our meetings or by posting a cheque to him at 5 Bigstone Grove, Tutshill, Chepstow, NP16 7EN.

July 22nd (Saturday)                                Visit to Caerphilly Castle with Rick Turner

Best wishes

Felicity Taylor

Programme Secretary

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Chepstow Archaeological Society

January 2017 Newsletter 214

The first meeting of 2017 will be on Thursday 5th January at the Conservative Club, Moor Street, Chepstow, starting at 7.30pm.  As has become customary in recent years, this meeting will take the form of an informal get together with a bring-and-share supper – just bring a plate or bowl of finger food.  There will also be some very interesting short talks with many thanks to those who have volunteered to do a talk.  The subjects range from local archaeology to a local murder.  Visitors are always welcome (for a small charge of £2).

At the February meeting we will be holding our AGM.  Peter MacDonald will be retiring from the committee.  If anyone would like to take his place please let me know as soon as possible – we meet about 4 times a year.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members a very happy and peaceful New Year.

 

Best wishes

Felicity Taylor

Programme Secretary

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Chepstow Archaeological Society

December 2016 Newsletter 213

On Thursday 1st December our speaker will be Dr Iestyn Jones, that is if he can be extracted from a muddy field in Monmouth by then.  Iestyn was the presenter of an S4C TV archaeology series called ‘Olion’, which means ‘Remains’ in Welsh. His talk is about the places he visited during filming this series.  The meeting is at the Conservative Club, Moor Street, Chepstow starting at 7.30 pm.

Can I remind you about our January meeting when we will be having a series of short talks by members? So far we have four talks lined up.   If you would like to contribute, say, ten minutes on an archaeological, historical or even broader topic then please let me know.  The projector, screen and computer (with Powerpoint, if necessary) will be available but don’t feel obligated to use them. It has become a tradition that we have a ‘bring and share’ supper at this meeting so please bring a plate of food to share.

Best wishes

Felicity Taylor

Programme Secretary

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Chepstow Archaeological Society

November Newsletter 212

Our talk this coming week is on Thursday 3rd November at 7.30 in the Conservative Club, Moor Street, Chepstow. It is entitled ‘A Stitch in Time’ by Mr Peter James. He will tell us about the work carried out by his company, Cintec International. They have branches throughout the world including Newport. They specialise in the engineering required to save and protect historic buildings such as the pyramids and St Georges Chapel see http://cintec.com  Mr James is kindly donating his speaker’s fee to Cancer Research UK.

Looking forward a couple of months to our Member’s night in January, we will be having a series of short talks by members along with a Bring-and-Share supper.  If anyone would like to give a short talk (about 10 minutes) on a subject vaguely related to archaeology or history, please let me know. Some suggestions might include a holiday, a site visit, a particular Historical or Archaeological subject, period, artefact or person.  There are already three talks lined up.

Peter McDonald is planning to retire from the Chepstow Arch Soc Committee at our AGM in February. We thus have a vacancy. If you are interested in joining the committee please contact Colin on colin_harris@btinternet.com.

Recently there seems to have been a problem with some members not receiving their monthly email newsletter.  We aim to send out emails during the weekend prior to the meeting.  They go out en bloc and if none bounce we presume everyone has received their email. However, it does appear that occasionally some emails drop off the bottom of the list.  If you have not received your email by the Monday before the meeting, please let me know at flysstaylor@yahoo.co.uk .

The up-to-date programme and latest newsletter can also be found at any time on our website http://chepstow.org.uk   Searching for ‘Chepstow Archaeology’ will also find it easily.  We also have a thriving Facebook page that has over 130 members who share archaeological news from around the country, the world even.

Best wishes

Felicity Taylor

Programme Secretary

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Chepstow Archaeological Society Newsletter

October 2016

May I take this opportunity to thank everyone for supporting the outings during the summer.

Our winter programme begins in earnest on Thursday October 6th with a talk by a great friend of the Society, Dr Mark Lewis, Curator of the National Roman Legion Museum at Caerleon.  Mark will be talking about the Archaeology of Eternity at Roman Caerleon. The meeting starts at 7.30pm in the Conservative Club, Moor Street, Chepstow. Non-members are welcome to the meeting for a small charge of £2.

Talking of members and membership – it’s that time of year again when our Treasurer is following up on subscriptions.  Subs are normally due in September and our records show that you have paid, so thank you very much. For the record subs for this year remain the same, are very good value and stand at:

Ordinary Member      £12.00

Student/Retired        £6.00

Retired Family           £12.00

Family Member         £15.00

There was a good turnout to the dig in Trellech earlier in September.  The walls of a large building have been located and it seems that the floor has been removed but cross walls are present.  Plenty of crested green-glazed medieval roof ridge tiles are being found.  If anyone is interested in participating, please contact Maurice on m.turner3@btinternet.com or 01291 423523.

Copies of the winter programme will be available at our first meeting.  You can also view the programme on the CAS website at http://chepstow.org.uk/ or just search for Chepstow Arcaeology. If you are a Facebook user, you can see lots of Archaeology news both local and from around the world on our Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/groups/125841254101434

I have been asked to share details of these two conferences with you:

 

The History of Roads and the Vehicles that Travelled on them Saturday, 29 October, 2016 Devizes Town Hall

The Archaeology of Roads                                                        Richard K Morris
Turnpikes and Stagecoaches                                                    Dr John Chandler
Macknes – wagon and car repairers of Chippenham       Mike Stone
Scout Motors of Salisbury – 1902-21                                          Jim Watkinson
Motor car manufacture in Swindon                                        Tim Bryan

The ticket price ( £14 ) includes morning coffee and afternoon tea, but not lunch. The location for the conference is Devizes Town Hall, St John’s Street, Devizes. There is limited on-street parking. Long stay parking (pay and display) is available at STATION ROAD CAR PARK (SN10 1BZ).  Registration commences at 9.30am with the first talk at 10.05am. Lunch will be at approx. 12.50pm. Expected end time is 4.30pm   Book at  http://www.wiltshiremuseum.org.uk/events/index.php?Action=2&thID=1058&prev=1

Gloucester Archaeology Conference Saturday 8th October

  • At the Guildhall, Gloucester from 10am – 5pm. The theme of the conference is “Archaeology in Gloucestershire : reports on recent projects”.
  • Steve Ford of Thames Valley Archaeology Service “Late Iron Age and Roman enclosure and early Saxon settlement at Top Road, Kempsford”.
  • Simon Sworn of Cotswold Archaeology “Living on the hill : Neolithic, lron Age and Anglo-Saxon remains from Siddington Road, Cirencester”.
  • Martin Watts of Cotswold Archaeology “On-going investigations at Llanthony Priory, Gloucester”.
  • Rob Jarman of Dean Archaeology Group “Welshbury Hill Fort Project”.
  • Andy Armstrong of Gloucester City “Gloucester Castle “.
  • A Forgotten Landscape project team on Oldbury Camp, South Gloucestershire.
  • Andy Walsh of Worcestershire Archaeology “Unearthing our Heritage: Investigating the heritage of the Forest of Dean”.
  • Daniel Sausins of Cotswold Archaeology “Stratford Road, Mickleton : Late Iron Age and Roman settlement in the North Cotswolds”.Tickets cost £15 – booking details at bgas.org.uk

Best wishes

Felicity Taylor

Programme Secretary

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CAS Summer Programme

May 22nd Sunday – 20th Anniversary lunch St Briavels Castle in the Forest of Dean, and talk by Roger Morgan (as himself or someone else). £15  Prior booking essential, contact Hilary Phillips on 01291 621680

Also – to be arranged in May / June – an evening visit to Berkeley Castle excavations with Prof Mark Horton.

June 11th Saturday – afternoon visit to Tinkinswood and St Lythan’s Burial Chambers, near Dyffryn Gardens,  led by Dr Amelia Pannett (Cadw)

July 1st  Friday – Chepstow Festival Talk presented by CAS, Julian Richards ‘Meeting and Re-meeting the Ancestors’, tickets available from Chepstow Museum or Hilary Phillips on 01291 621680

July 23rd Saturday – afternoon visit to Acton Court, south Gloucestershire

August 20th Saturday – all day visit to Kentchurch Court, Dore Abbey and Kilpeck Church on the Herefordshire / Monmouthshire border.

September 10th Saturday – day visit to the new visitor centre at the Royal Mint, Llantrisant.  This will include a tour of factory and talk by their archivist.

Detailed information about each activity will be sent out in advance of the date.

Best wishes

Felicity Taylor

Programme Secretary

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Chepstow Archaeological Society Newsletter

April 2016

Our speaker this month will be Elizabeth Walker who is Principal Curator of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Archaeology at the National Museum of Wales.  Elizabeth will be telling us about Some Archaeological Histories of Welsh Caves.  The meeting will be on Thursday 7th April at 7.30 in the Conservative Club, Moor Street, Chepstow.  This is the last of our indoor meetings until October.  The full summer programme is given below. Details will be sent out monthly with times and meeting places.

Our first outdoor meeting of 2016 is our 20th Anniversary lunch at St Briavels Castle on Sunday May 22nd.  The castle is situated on the Gloucestershire side of the Wye valley, midway between Chepstow and Monmouth. Roger Morgan will be our after lunch speaker. Roger is well known for his enthusiasm for re-enactment of all things medical and is always an entertaining speaker. To book a place please choose from the menu below and see payment details:

Starters:                  Soup of the Day, Salad of the Day

Main Course:           Roast Beef, Honeyed Gammon Ham, Poached Hake, Cauliflower&    Broccoli Bake (v), all served with vegetables, potatoes, sauces & trimmings

Dessert:                  Homemade Sticky Toffee Pudding, Lemon Posset, Fresh Fruit Salad

To book your place you can either give Hilary your menu choice and payment in full at the next meeting as cash or cheque. Or you can post your selection and cheque to Mrs Hilary Philips, 16 Huntfield Road, The Danes, Chepstow, NP16 5SA, 01291 621680. You might prefer to pay electronically by bank transfer to Chepstow Archaeological Society a/c no 00736255 sort code 30-91-89 using your name as the payment reference and email Hilary your menu option at hdphillips16@btinternet.com

 

On Friday 1st July Julian Richards, presenter of the TV series ‘Meet the Ancestors’ will be giving The Chepstow Archaeological Society Lecture at the Chepstow Festival entitled ‘Meeting and Re-meeting the Ancestors’ in the Drill Hall, Chepstow.  We need to fill the hall, so please put the date in your diary and tell all your friends, neighbours and relations to come along.  Tickets will be £5 and available soon from Hilary and Chepstow Museum.

 

I have been asked to draw your attention to the Council for British Archaeology, Wales Group, spring meeting and Symposium.  This will be held on Saturday 16th April at St Mary’s Priory Centre, Abergavenny.  The symposium in the afternoon is a celebration of 40 years of the Welsh Archaeological Trusts.  Programmes will be available at our meeting this Thursday.

 

 

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Chepstow Archaeological Society Newsletter

 March 2016

Our speaker for March will be Chantel Summerfield an archaeologist from Bristol University. Chantel has been studying arborglyphs. Never heard of it do I hear you say? It the fascinating study of the carving on trees and wood principally by soldiers. Come along and find out more on Thursday 3rd March at 7.30pm, at the Conservative Club, Moor Street, Chepstow.

Apologies for the lack of amplification last month. This was, in part, due to a fault with the wiring but also due to the lack of time we had to set it up. If one or two members could take responsibility for setting up the amplifiers each month, it would be of enormous help. It’s very easy, the gear is stored at the club and full instructions will be given. There is also room for some development of the system.

 

May 22 Chepstow Archaeological Society Anniversary Lunch at St Briavels Castle

The three course lunch will cost £15 each and we will be heartily entertained by Roger Morgan in person, or as someone else.

Please book your place now and choose your menu option from the choices below.  Special dietary requirements can be catered for.

Starters:         Soup of the Day, Salad of the Day

Main Course:   Roast Beef, Honeyed Gammon Ham, Poached Hake, Cauliflower & Broccoli Bake (v) all served with vegetables, potatoes, sauces & trimmings

Dessert:          Homemade Sticky Toffee Pudding, Lemon Posset, Fresh Fruit Salad

To book your place you can either give Hilary your menu choice and payment in full at the next meeting as cash or cheque. Or you can post your selection and cheque to Mrs Hilary Philips, 16 Huntfield Road, The Danes, Chepstow, NP16 5SA, 01291 621680. You might prefer to pay electronically by bank transfer to Chepstow Archaeological Society a/c no 00736255 sort code 30-91-89 using your name as the payment reference and email Hilary your menu option at hdphillips16@btinternet.com.

 

The Chepstow Festival

We are very pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for The Chepstow Archaeological Society Lecture at the Chepstow Festival this year will be Julian Richards of television’s Meet the Ancestors fame (among others). The date is Friday 1st July in the Drill Hall, Chepstow and his title is ‘Meeting and re-meeting the Ancestors’. Tickets available in June – tell your friends.

 

CAS summer programme

The programme is now organised, so you can now put the dates in your diaries. Details are on our website at http://chepstow.org.uk/programme/ Printed copies will be available at the next meeting.

Study Day ‘Living off the Land – the agriculture in Wales between c. 400 and 1600 AD’

Saturday July 16th Cardiff University Cost £30 standard (lunch included)   £15 student (lunch included).

Speakers:

  • David Austin – ‘Byw ar y Mynydd’: an historic landscape of living among the uplands of Wales
  • Rhiannon Comeau – ‘In rodwallis’ – medieval agriculture in Welsh north Pembrokeshire
  • Tudur Davis – Culture, climate, coulter and conflict: pollen studies from medieval Wales
  • Della Hooke – Resource management of seasonal pastures – some English/ Welsh comparisons
  • Mick Monk – Changing perspectives of early medieval Irish farming
  • Stephen Rippon – The Fields of Britannia: continuity and change in the early medieval landscape
  • Sara Elin Roberts – Living off the land in medieval Welsh law
  • Andy Seaman and Alice Forward – Settlement and Agriculture in medieval south-east Wales
  • Bob Silvester – The archaeology of the agrarian landscapes of medieval north-east/central Wales

More information at http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/arts-and-humanities/school-of-humanities/archaeology/conferences/living-off-the-land.asp

Felicity Taylor

Programme Secretary

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Chepstow Archaeological Society Newsletter

February 2016

It’s Chepstow Archaeology Society’s 20th Anniversary….

…..and we are holding a Celebration Lunch at St Briavels Castle on Sunday 22nd May, 12.30 for 1pm. The three course lunch will cost £15 each and we will be heartily entertained by Roger Morgan in person, or as someone else.

Please book your place now and choose your menu option from the choices below.  Special dietary requirements can be catered for.

Starters:  Soup of the Day, Salad of the Day

Main Course:  Roast Beef, Honeyed Gammon Ham, Poached Hake, Cauliflower & Broccoli Bake (v) all served with vegetables, potatoes,          sauces & trimmings

Dessert: Homemade Sticky Toffee Pudding, Lemon Posset, Fresh Fruit Salad

To book your place you can either give Hilary your menu choice and payment in full at the next meeting as cash or cheque. Or you can post your selection and cheque to Mrs Hilary Philips, 16 Huntfield Road, The Danes, Chepstow, NP16 5SA, 01291 621680. You might prefer to pay electronically by bank transfer to Chepstow Archaeological Society a/c no 00736255 sort code 30-91-89 using your name as the payment reference and email Hilary your menu option at hdphillips16@btinternet.com.

Our speaker this month is Andy Boucher, Director of Hereford-based Headland Archaeology.  Between 2009 and 2011 extensive excavations were undertaken by Headland at Hereford Cathedral.  Of the 2,500 burials that were uncovered, 700 were selected for further investigation.  The work culminated in the publication of a book written by Andy entitled ‘Death in the Close, a Medieval Mystery’.  Copies of the paperback book will be available for £15 when Andy comes to Chepstow this Thursday 4th February at the Conservative Club, Moor Street, Chepstow starting at 7.30pm.

The meeting will finish with a short AGM – you should have already received the financial report by email.

I have received the following information that some members may find of interest:  It is about volunteering in Bristol….

  1. Underfall Yard, Bristol is seeking volunteers for their visitor centres.  They are seeking: Visitor Centre volunteers, Tour leaders, Hydraulic Pump Operators and Accumulator Operators. More information at http://www.underfallboatyard.co.uk/ufall-wp/ or Sarah Murray sarah@underfallboatyard.co.uk, 07742 879 658.
  2. The new Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre is seeking: front of house volunteers, an education assistant, an outreach assistant, tour guides for schools and tour guides for adult groups.  More information at http://www.cliftonbridge.org.uk/visit/volunteer-with-us. Contact Helen Jeffrey getinvolved@cliftonbridge.org.uk or 0770 360 9277.

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Chepstow Archaeological Society Newsletter

January 2016

This month sees the 20th Anniversary of the very first Chepstow Archaeological Society meeting at Sedbury Park. Celebrations start at our next meeting on Thursday 7th January which is a members and friends social evening starting at 7.30 in the Conservative Club in Moor Street, Chepstow. The idea is to have a low-key enjoyable get together with an archaeological theme and eats. If you are able, please can you bring a plate or bowl of nibbles to share.

Just a reminder that we have a new-look web site, courtesy of Maurice Turner. The address, as before, is http://chepstow.org.uk/ or you can search for Chepstow Archaeological Society in your search engine. The Programme Page will be updated regularly to reflect what’s going on and the site now sports photos. The latest Newsletter can also always be found there. Have a look. If you have any photos from any of our visits last Summer, or even further back, and would like to share them on the web site send them to Colin (colin_harris@btinternet.com).

We also have a very active Facebook page with over 100 followers from around Britain and the world. There is a huge amount of interesting and topical archaeological and historical information being constantly posted on-line. For example Paul Blinkhorn, the pottery expert from Time Team, is actively reporting archaeological news from around the world. There’s a lot going on out there. Societies like the Society for Clay Pipe Research, the Thames Mudlarks and local groups such as Monmouth Antiquarians, Newport Museum also post interesting news. Most of these items can be found on the CAS Facebook page. Have a look at https://www.facebook.com/groups/125841254101434/. You need to join Facebook but you can use it just to follow CAS without getting involved in ‘wider’ Facebook things.

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Chepstow Archaeological Society Newsletter

December 2015

The next meeting will be on Thursday 3rd December at 7.30pm at our usual venue, the Conservative Club, Moor Street, Chepstow.

Our speaker will be Dr Mark Horton, Professor of Archaeology at Bristol University. He will be telling us about the excavations that have been undertaken at Berkeley Castle over a number of years. You may remember Prof Horton from some of the BBC TV ‘Coast’ and Channel 4’s ‘Time Team’ programmes.

Looking forward to the Festive Season, our meeting on January 7th 2015 will be a relaxed social and fun evening with a Bring and Share supper at the Conservative Club.

If we don’t see you next Thursday, on behalf of the CAS committee may I wish you all a very Merry Christmas.