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Worth Gate and Quenin Gate

Top: Roman Worth Gate, Canterbury, Kent. Drawn by William Stukeley in the 18th century (now demolished). Bottom: Roman Quenin Gate, Canterbury, Kent. Drawn in the late 20th century by Marion Day. Roman work indicated (otherwise medieval and modern). © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


The Ian Coulson Annual Bursary for Kent schools

The Ian Coulson Annual Bursary for local history/archaeology in Kent schools Teaching resources funded by the Ian Coulson Bursary Investigating the Impact of World War l on your Locality: A Teaching and Learning Resource for Schools (Key Stage 3) Investigating Aspects of the History of Kent at Key Stage 3 This annual bursary has been […]


Silver penny returns from the cleaners
Trust Blog Tags: , , Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: Anglo-Saxon, coin, and Dover.

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 […]


4,300 visitors and rising
Trust Blog Tags: , Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: 40years and Exhibition.

Two weeks into the exhibition and not only has the number of visitors been great, their comments have made all the hard work worthwhile.  A few from the opening weekend: ‘An amazing display.  Interesting and inspiring.’ ‘So much information: so much discovery’ ‘A vivid record of work in an inspiring archaeological area!’ Do visit.  We close on the […]


Great River Race
Trust Blog Tags: , Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: The Great River Race and The replica Dover boat.

After the thrill of completing London’s River Marathon last year, a crew is all set to make a second attempt on Sunday. Will they retain The Scarborough Trophy for Sporting Endeavour ? The race starts at Millwall Slipway at 10.45 am, with the first boats reaching Tower Bridge around 11.15. The following bridge timings are […]


Great River Race
Trust Blog Tags: , , , Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: Boat 1550 BC, bronze age boat, The Great River Race, and The replica Dover boat.

Peter Clark writes … On Saturday we took part in ‘The Great River Race’, London’s annual river marathon in the replica Bronze Age Boat, the ‘Ole Crumlin-Pedersen’; we covered around 19 Nautical Miles (22 Statute Miles) in an official time of 4 hours 28 minutes and 09 seconds, travelling from the Isle of Dogs in […]


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 […]


Launching on Saturday!
Trust Blog Tags: Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: The replica Dover boat.

Yes. the replica of the Bronze Age boat does indeed float, and what a beautiful vessel she is on the water! These trials established that she is seaworthy, so if you are free either Saturday morning or any time Sunday, why not come down to Dover Harbour this weekend and see her for yourself? Tweet


Float the Dover Bronze Age Boat!
Trust Blog Tags: , Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: Float the Boat and The replica Dover boat.

We have re-launched our campaign via Kickstarter.com to raise funds to make the Dover Bronze Age boat replica seaworthy. Having learned a number of lessons from our earlier attempt, this time we are trying to raise a minimum of £5000 through Kickstarter. If we are successful we’ll combine that sum with whatever we can raise […]


Rescue Dig of the Year
Trust Blog Tags: , Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: A Town Unearthed and Rescue dig of the year.

We are pleased to announce that Keith Parfitt won Current Archaeology’s Rescue Dig of the Year award for the A Town Unearthed excavation at Folkestone Roman villa.  ‘Folkestone: Roman Villa or Iron Age oppidum?’ published in Current Archaeology 262, was up against some worthy competition. Well done Keith and everyone who worked at the dig and thank you […]