As part of the national CBA Festival of Archaeology Warwickshire is holding a day of discovery with a series of talks and displays about local history and archaeology both in the county and beyond.
Saturday 14th July 2012, 10.00 am to 3.30 pm, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4SX
Will Mitchell: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Dig for Shakespeare
Irene Glendinning: Rugby Archaeological Society, Excavations at Tripontium
Tim Upson-Smith: Northamptonshire Archaeology, Midland Purple: A Community Excavation Project and its Responses (Polesworth Abbey)
Professor Chris Dyer; Leicester University, Emeritus Professor of Regional and Local History
Two deserted medieval villages in South Warwickshire: Compton Scorpion and Weston-juxta-Cherrington
Rob Clay: Solihull Archaeology Group, Knowle Hall: a Mediaeval Moated Site
Visit the Archaeology Fieldwork Surgery, where experts include Curators of Human History and Natural Sciences from Warwickshire Museum, the Historic Environment Record, Archaeology Warwickshire and others. We will be answering questions on all aspects of archaeological project work. View displays from local Archaeology groups and get the chance to tour the historic old court building, including court rooms and cells.
Tickets cost £8.50. (Please bring your own lunch; refreshments provided ) Tickets can be booked in advance by calling 01926 412069 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org