Illuminating the past – Enhancing the present – Inspiring the future

This photograph, which recently came to light in our library, was taken in 1989 when the three archaeologists who pioneered post-war excavations in the city were joined by Tim Tatton-Brown, our first director, and his successor, Paul Bennett, at the 15th International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies held in September at the University of Kent.  From left to right is Tim Tatton-Brown, Professor John Wacher, Paul Bennett, Professor Sheppard Frere and Dr Frank Jenkins.  Sadly both John Wacher and Frank Jenkins are no longer with us, but their work and that of Professor Sheppard Frere and the Canterbury Excavations Committee still informs much of what we do today.

Archive photo