Activities

We arrange events of archaeological interest for our members, including study days and visits to places of interest. Unless otherwise stated, to book a place please contact Pauline Blagden at . Please also refer to the latest Chairman's monthly newsletter (available via the Newsletter link) for up to date information on forthcoming events.

2017

Coultershaw Heritage Site

Date: Sunday 24 September 2017
Start time: 10:30.

Location: Coultershaw Heritage Site,  Station Road, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0JE. Directions at their website. There is plenty of parking.

Cost: Members £3.00, non-members £8.00 (if places are available). Please pay Pauline in cash on the day. The correct change would be appreciated.

In the heart of the South Downs near Petworth, Coultershaw Heritage site includes a waterwheel, 18 th  century waterpump, 21st century water turbine and historic buildings set around the mill pond. The site will be opened specially for us. Our visit will start with tea and biscuits and a presentation, then we will be shown around by an expert guide. The visit will last about one and a half hours. For a pub lunch afterwards, The Badgers is 5 minutes away. Please make your own arrangements. Booking is strongly advised. Call 01798 342 651 to book.


Vernacular Architecture at the Weald and Downland Museum

Date: Tuesday 10 October 2017
Start time: 10:15

Location: Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0EU Meeting point: Outside Museum entrance. We will enter on a group ticket and our guide will meet us in the shop.

Cost: Members £16, non-members £21. Payment is due by 10 September. Details of how to pay will be sent when your place is confirmed.

We will explore the Museum’s collection of historic buildings with a guide who will focus on vernacular architecture. The tour will last about one and a half hours after which you will be free to enjoy the Museum’s 40-acre site independently. For lunch you can visit the Waterside Café or bring your own picnic. For more information about the Museum see their website.


Petworth in Autumn

Date: Tuesday 17 October 2017
Start time: 10:00

Meeting point: Main Petworth town car park GU28 0AP. Parking costs £2 per day and there are public toilets in the car park.

Cost: Members £1, non-members £6. Please pay Pauline in cash on the day. The correct change would be appreciated.

Leader: Henry Wakeford

The walk will concentrate on the many different buildings in North Street, and the locations of some that are no longer there, and then proceed into the countryside behind North Street for some of its history.  Please wear suitable footwear. Stout walking boots are probably best. The walk will last between two and three hours.