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Trust Blog Tags: , Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: Developer Awards and Roman Tower Exhibition.

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. […]

Let them Speak for Themselves

Let them Speak for Themselves ‘Let them Speak for Themselves’ is one element of the Up on the Downs project hosted by Dover District Council. As part of the White Cliffs Landscape Partnership Scheme, ‘Up on the Downs’ focuses on environmental conservation, but there are heritage elements involving monuments that have fallen into neglect. ‘Let […]

Westgate Parks

Westgate Parks As one of the partners in this 5-year project we are involved with fieldwork projects as well as other events and activities with local schools. A number of excavations have already taken place. The First Canterbury dig over the 2014 August bank holiday weekend was a great success and was followed in 2015 by a week-long excavation and a community dig in July.  A third community dig took place through […]

Lyminge Archaeological Project

Lyminge Archaeological Project Archaeologists from the University of Reading, along with local volunteers, archaeological societies and university students have worked at Lyminge each summer since 2008 to uncover Lyminge’s Anglo-Saxon past. The final excavation season finished at the end of August 2015. Our involvement at Lyminge began in 2005 when a team from the Trust uncovered Anglo-Saxon occupation on land south of […]

CSI Sittingbourne

CSI Sittingbourne CSI Sittingbourne was set up in 2010 in redundant shop space provided by Tesco at the Forum Shopping Mall in the heart of Sittingbourne. The project aims to give members of the community a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn the basic skills of archaeological conservation from a team of experts. So far more than […]

Folkestone to 1500

Folkestone to 1500 A Town Unearthed Edited by Ian Coulson (2013) This book is a record of the community history and archaeology project ‘A Town Unearthed: Folkestone before 1500’ which between 2010 and 2013 investigated the ancient history of Folkestone and its immediate area. The project focused on making Folkestone’s past accessible to residents and […]

CAT KIT and ARK loans collections

PLEASE NOTE The entire loans service was suspended in May 2018 due to burglaries We are aiming to reinstate the service from September 2019 Touch the Past with a CAT handling kit of real archaeological finds! CAT KITs for Canterbury District schools The first phase of CAT KIT production was a Heritage Lottery funded project. […]

CAT KITS in the classroom

How our kits are being used in the classroom In primary schools YEAR R (Reception) Self initiated activities • Playground sand pit ‘dig’ spread over one week for whole year group using kit objects and others. Circle Time • Handling and talking about an object. Dinosaurs topic • Looking at materials and what survives after […]

Yesterday Today: Bronze Age Connections in a Modern World
Trust Blog Tags: , , , , Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: Boat 1550 BC, bronze age boat, conference, Dover, and lecture.

International Conference, Dover, 18th–20th October 2013 21 years after the excavation of the Dover Bronze Age Boat, commercial archaeology on both sides of the channel, complemented by exciting new academic research programmes, has produced a mass of new data and new insights into the maritime connections between communities living in the Transmanche zone during prehistory. […]

BOAT 1550BC: public lectures
Trust Blog Tags: , , Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: Boat 1550 BC, conference, and lecture.

Next Thursday (22nd August) the first of a series of public lectures, all part of the BOAT 1550BC project, will take place in Dover. Here is the full programme: All at 7pm in the Theatre, Dover Discovery Centre, Town Square, Dover CT16 1PB (except 1st November which will take place in Canterbury) 22 August 2013 An […]