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Old Cloth Hall, Cranbrook
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Old Cloth Hall, Cranbrook

Bronze Age boat in Whitstable
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The replica Bronze Age boat will be at Whitstable Harbour Day on Saturday (3rd August). Presented by Whitstable Maritime 10,000 visitors are expected to enjoy bands • boat trips • marine environment • coracle building • lifeboats • coastguards • boating pool • frontier force • inshore-fisheries • model boats • steam train rides • […]

Archaeology & Classics Lectures at the University of Kent
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23/01 Archaeological Fieldwork Evening. Come and hear about archaeology fieldwork at Kent.  Dreams of summer. Dig reports with a free drink. The first event of term. (17:00-19:00) Grimond Lecture Theatre 2 06/02 Professor Edith Hall (KCL) Why are Women Novelists Rewriting Homer Today? (17:00-18:00) Grimond Lecture Theatre 2 20/02 Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill (Cambridge) The Changing […]

Celebrating William Urry
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It’s fifty years since the publication of Canterbury Under the Angevin Kings, William Urry’s fascinating study of the twelfth-century city. To celebrate this, a special event was held last Thursday afternoon (18th May) at the Cathedral Archives and Library.  Sheila Sweetinburgh has posted an account of the afternoon on her Centre of Kent History and Heritage blog. It makes interesting reading! Tweet

Bronze Age boat trips
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Dover Marina has become the home of our replica Bronze Age boat. The boat will be on display at the marina’s Open Day on Sunday (14th) and will be paddled on short trips from the visitors’ pontoon. Come along and try it out! Other activities will include sail tasters from the Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club, […]

Silver penny returns from the cleaners
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An Anglo-Saxon silver penny, recovered during the excavations on the St James’s development in Dover last summer, has now been carefully cleaned allowing it to be dated to around AD 800. The coin was found at a depth of about 9 feet when a trench for a replacement sewer was being excavated across the site of the former […]

Digging for Britain
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If you’ve been following the current season of ’Digging for Britain’ with Dr Alice Roberts be sure to tune in tonight to BBC Four.  You will see our own Andrew Richardson with Canterbury Museum’s Craig Bowen, talking to Alice about the Canterbury Pendant and telling an interesting Viking story. You can catch up on all the […]

Digging for Britain
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Our very own Andrew Richardson filming with the BBC’s Alice Roberts yesterday. Here they are looking at the seventh-century Anglo-Saxon pendant found at Cranmer House in London Road in 1982. They also looked at the beautiful Viking age knife, found way back in 1976.  Both items are on display at the Beaney House of Art & Knowledge – where the […]

What do archaeologists think about Brexit?
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For the official statement from the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists click here. Some perspectives from the Society of Antiquaries of London, here. And (for French speakers only), an interview on national radio about Brexit and ‘British isolationism’ from an archaeological perspective, here. Tweet

Bronze Age boat trips at Dover regatta
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Don’t forget that the rescheduled Dover Regatta takes place on Sunday (30th). Find the replica boat close to the Sea Sports Centre where you can book a trip around the harbour from 10.00 am until around 3.30 pm – wind and tides allowing! Tweet