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A glimpse of medieval North Lane

February 20th, 2014

A watching brief is currently being maintained by Andy Linklater before some new cycle stands are installed near Westgate and it perhaps isn’t surprising that traces of medieval buildings, close against the river, have been observed.

As a diversion during his lunch break yesterday Andy superimposed the first edition Ordnance Survey (grey) over the present day street layout (red). It seems that North Lane in 1874 (probably then as it had been for centuries) was no wider than the present pavement. Admittedly the pavement is relatively wide here, but a reminder nevertheless of Canterbury’s medieval street scene.
medieval North Lane



Umbrellas not required

February 12th, 2014

The sun shone as the Charles Lambie Developer Awards were celebrated last Friday afternoon. This break in the recent record-breaking wet weather was timely and fortunate as the event began with a reception at Carluccio’s before the assembled party moved across the road to the Roman Tower Exhibition for the presentations and unveiling of the new exhibition.

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The awards were presented by the Dean of Canterbury, the Very Reverend Dr Robert Willis and recipients were joined by friends and colleagues including Charles Lambie’s brother, Andrew and Ptolemy Dean, architect, author and presenter of BBC2′s Restoration.

Pictured here are the recipients: Princess Olga Romanoff for supporting building recording work at Provender House; the Dean and Chapter for building recording and recent excavation in the cathedral precincts; UPP Group and the University of Kent for supporting archaeological excavations at Turing College; and Wienberger Ltd for continuing support of excavations at Claxfield Farm, Lynsted.

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Archaeological report writing

February 12th, 2014

Spaces still available for ‘Archaeological report writing’, which is being taught by Jake Weekes on Saturday 1st March 2014 at 92a Broad Street.
Visit the CATcourses page for full details and how to book.
Trench



Charles Lambie Developer Awards

February 5th, 2014

Developer Awards have been awarded in the past, but from this year will carry the name of our former Chairman, the late Charles Lambie, who inaugurated the awards in 2010.

This year awards are presented to: Princess Olga Romanoff for supporting building recording work at ‘Provender’, Norton; UPP Group and the University of Kent for supporting archaeological excavations prior to the construction of Turing College, University of Kent; Wienberger Ltd, for continuing support of excavations in advance of brickearth extraction at Claxfield Farm; and the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury Cathedral for building recording and recent excavation in the Cathedral Precincts.

A new display at the Whitefriars Roman Tower Exhibition (close to the bus station) illustrates some of the work undertaken for the recipients of this year’s award.



A crash course in Roman Britain

January 20th, 2014

Spaces still available for ‘A crash course in Roman Britain’, which is being taught by Jake Weekes on Saturday 1st February 2014 at 92a Broad Street.
Visit the CATcourses page for full details and how to book.
Roman pavement, Canterbury



The archaeology of death

January 15th, 2014

Spaces still available on our ‘The archaeology of death’ course, which is being taught by Hayley Jedrzejewski, Andrew Richardson and Jake Weekes on Saturday 18th January 2014 at 92a Broad Street.
Visit the CATcourses page for full details and how to book.
The archaeology of death



Transmanche prehistory from the air

December 5th, 2013

The final public lecture in the series as part of BOAT1550 BC takes place on Thursday 12th December, at 7pm in Dover Museum’s Education Room. It will now be by John Hammond, rather than Paul Bennett as advertised. John’s doctoral thesis was on cross-channel contact in the Bronze Age so it should be interesting to hear his take on ‘Transmanche prehistory from the air’.

Hope to see you there!
Transmanche prehistory from the air



First steps in archaeology

November 25th, 2013

Spaces still available on our second ‘First steps in archaeology’ course, which is being taught by Andrew Richardson and John Hammond on Saturday 11th January 2014 at 92a Broad Street.
Visit the CATcourses page for full details and how to book.
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