“We know where we’re going and we know who’s going with us….”, but where have we been?? Scroll down to find out……September 2017 onwards
April 17th 2018 CBM and Kiln Fabric
Progess! Teams Sable and Gronmoad have now completed the sorting, counting, weighing and recording the CBM and kiln material. This information has been added to the concordance sheet, along with the pottery information. While this has been happening, Colin has been going through the final boxes from August 2016, finding interesting markings on many pieces.
April 2nd 2018 Bric-a-Brac Sale
It poured all day, the marquee was flooded so we set up in the Nursery shop at Woodgate. Thank you to everyone who came and saw us, bought something and signed up to be a Friend and to participate in the summer. We really did appreciate it.
March 16th 2018 Quiz Night
What a fantastic night. Eighty people came to the Friendship Hall in Aylsham and made it a night to remember, full of fun, laughter, good quiz and good company. Fourteen teams battled it out and it was a very close fight at the top, with Be Afraid Lurcio just pipping Thorns and roses for the top spot and Hadrian’s Lot just a couple of points behind. Thank you to all who took part or helped to organised. It was such a busy night that no photographs were taken!
March 15th 2018 David Kirkham
David Kirkham, Fisheye Images, visited today and took some great photos of some of the coins, metal work, tiles and our lovely big waster. We hope he will visit again and take further photos , some of which we hope to use when building an online datebase. Thank you for your time, David.
March 6th 2918 Tesco Bags of Help
Calling all you Tesco shoppers out there! Please come and shop @TescoEastAnglia store in Aylsham, ask for #bagsofhelp blue tokens and pop them in our box. It will be there throughout March and April. Remember, every little helps!Thank you very much.
February 16th 2018 Blakeney U3A
Our latest visit was to the U3A group at Blakeney Village Hall. 50-60 people enjoyed Peter’s talk about what we have been doing and we left with a very kind donation, thank you. We look forward to seeing many of you during August this year, do email us and confirm your visit so we can meet and take you around the site.
January 24th 2018 Erpingham WI
Peter was at Erpingham Village Hall updating the WI and other visitors to the meeting about our discoveries to date. There was a lot of interest and we hope to see some of you in August at our summer dig.
January 22nd 2018 Colchester Archaeology Group
Martin, Britannia Archaeology, presented a talk about our finds during one of their lecture evenings. Diana and Sheila were there to answer further questions, Peter, unfortunately, unable to come due to a bad back. Thank you to all at CAG for making us welcome. Please come and see us in August if you can, we would love to show you around. Not quite so much Roman here as you have, though….
December 6th 2017 Awards Night
We had a good time at the Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards held last night at St Andrews Church in Norwich. We didn’t win, but came away with another trophy for the display cabinet and a big promotion about the project from Nick Conrad, the compere, following his visit in the summer. Congratulations to all winners – well deserved for all the work they do. We were a little bemused, though, that after Peter having sent in photos of himself dear old Martin appeared in the brochure and on the huge display screen!
December 5th 2017 Gresham’s School Talk
Peter and Sheila gave a talk to Gresham’s Pre-Prep Year 2 children about what has been found in Aylsham, supporting their work on the Romans this term. Various pieces of Roman pottery, tile, iron ore etc were passed around and Gronmoad made another appearance as well. Many thanks to the head and staff for inviting us and welcoming us into their school, we enjoyed meeting you all.
November 16th 2017 BBC Voices progress
Colin and George met Gary Standley from the BBC Voices project at The Forum and spent a couple of hours sorting out a story line. There’s still a good way to go before we see the final result, but they will keep us up to date with progress.
November 15th 2017 Social Event
Just under 60 people were at Aylsham High School to hear a review of the year, audio and video recordings taken during the summer and a presentation of the August Dig by Peter. Refreshments were prepared in the school with the help of students Libby and Albert. It was a good to meet up again and to talk and reflect on how the year had gone. Thank you, AHS, for providing a good venue and excellent refreshements. Perhaps we should do this again?
November 2nd 2017 Aylsham Rotary
Peter gave a talk to the Aylsham branch of Rotary at The New Forge in Aylsham about this year’s dig. Great interest was shown and questions asked.
October 12th 2017 Fantastic news!
At the Broadland Community at Heart Awards 2017, held at The Space, Norwich, Peter and Woodgate Nursery won the award for Business Community Supporter of the Year. The award was given for involving the community in the Aylsham Roman Project, working with schools throughout the year and the annual garden show which has raised thousands of pounds for local charities and good causes.
October 10th 2017 Team Gronmoad
Our second week, with Team Gronmoad, and already things are calmer! We have many weeks ahead with this year’s finds, but already we have the system up and running.
October 3rd 2017 Organisation out of Chaos Team Sable
Our first Tuesday session with Team Sable and it was a case of moving many boxes and bags from the floor and table in order to start checking what still needed to be washed, cleaned and sorted, but we did.
September 7th 2017 Aylsham WI
Peter gave a talk to the Aylsham WI in Aylsham Town Hall about the outcomes of this year’s dig. Some of the finds were on display and there was a chance for the ladies to buy some of the promotional items.