Replica bronze age boat takes to the sea | Meridian – ITV News

A replica bronze age boat, made of oak and Moss, successful said around the Kent coast.

See video on ITV news replica bronze age boat

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Stonehenge Landscape Discovery

17 new monuments have been found within the Stonehenge landscape in Wiltshire.  Archaeologist have used remote sensing over a 4 year project, to see what hidden pre-history secrets are still left to be discovered.


Read the article and see the maps on New Map Reveals Stonehenge’s Hidden Landscape

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Who is the best English Queens?

BBC History Magazine have listed their 10 best Queens of England.

Read The 10 Best English Queens in History.

Which one would be yours???

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Jewry Wall Events

Jewry Wall have some fantastic events coming up, if you are looking for something to do why not pop along.

In September they have

  • 13th September – Heritage Open Day (free)
  • 21st September – Food and Cooking in Pre-history (free)
  • 28th September – The Vikings and the Battle of Stamford Bridge (adults £2, children free)

There is many more taking place in October, November and December.

To find out what the Friends of Jewry Wall have been up too, and for full details of their events read their news letter:- Jewry Wall SEPT 14


Details on how to get to Jewry Wall visit the website here

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Charnwood’s 600 million years of Geology

Charnwood Roots Project is hosting an FREE geology workshops offering you the chance to glimpse into Charnwood’s 600 million year past.  Open to everyone who is volunteering on the Charnwood Project.
The rich array of ancient rocks present in Charnwood Forest, a tantalising glimpses into its life as a volcanic island, a mountain range, a desert and even a seabed!
Experienced geologist Gill Weightman will be leading each session, during which you’ll get the opportunity to handle an assortment of rocks that are Charnwood born and bred; each with their own tale to tell. At the end of the session you’ll be a dab hand at rock identification – this will be particularly useful for those wanting to get involved with fieldwalking or to help with our landscape surveys next year.


  • Saturday 6th September, 10.30am and 12.30pm at Coalville Library, High Street, Coalville, LE67 3EA
  • Tuesday 23rd September, 2pm and 4pm at Mountsorrel Library and Learning Centre, Church House, The Green, Mountsorrel, LE12 7AF.
  • Both venues have disabled access

Charnwood’s Geology Event

Book your place email

Charnwood Project Contact details here to become a Charnwood Volunteer

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Anstey’s Dig News

Leicestershire YAC has made the news in the Leicester Mercury!!!

Our members have received a mention for their hard work on the Anstey’s Dig Project.

Why not read the article here

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Anstey Big Dig – Day 2

Day two of the Big Dig in Anstey with Charnwood Roots. Today we are at Packhorse Bridge, what a lovely location!

Let’s see what we can find today!


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Anstey Big Dig – Day 1

Day 1 of the Big Dig in Anstey is now complete. All our YAC’s did a fantastic job of completing three spits and fully completed our test pit. A big well done to Adam White, John Stewart, Isaac Marriott, Alex Carter, Leon Carter, Lauren Donnelly, Emily Cliff and Abi Wotherspoon, you did a very good job in very tough conditions!

Our finds included pottery and a One Penny coin from 1966!


We’re looking forward to a new location tomorrow and discovering more about Anstey’s past!

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Booking Confirmations for Big Dig in Anstey

A quick note for those who have booked a place on the Community Dig in Anstey this weekend.

Booking confirmations have now been issued, outlining what to bring and where to meet along with your start time.

If you haven’t received this, please contact us on

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Final Weekend for Festival of Archaeology

We hope you have been enjoying all the different events available in Leicestershire organised for the Festival of Archaeology, this weekend is the last for this years Festival so if you’re not joining us for the Community dig in Anstey, don’t miss out!

As part of the Festival our friends at Jewry Wall are also running an event looking at Archery.  It is running this Sunday 27th July, why not pop down to Jewry Wall Museum and find out all about Archery, from Robin Hood to the bowmen of Agincourt.

There will be themed trails and crafts, an opportunity to try your hand at the skill itself and costumed archers on hand to tell you all about it all!

Entrance is free with a small to charge to ‘have-a-go’ and crafts.

The event runs from 11.30am through until 3.30pm

As we are also part of the national Festival of Archaeology, there are free guided tours of the Bath house (12.00) and Treasures of the Museum (3.00)

Light refreshments are also available.

Something for everyone!

Enquires on 0116 2254971

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