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.


Member-led walk – Thorney Island
Date: Thursday 22 June 2017
Start time: tbc probably 10:00
Meeting point: Eames Farm, Thorney Road, Emsworth, PO10 8DE. Directions
Parking: Disabled and bicycle parking are in the courtyard. All other parking is on the road by the Eames Farm building.
Walk leaders: Ann and Trevor Davies
Presentations: Ann Davies, Trevor Davies, Brian Tomkinson
Cost: Members £8, non-members £13.00 (if places are available). Payable in cash on the day.

CDAS is delighted to offer a rare opportunity to visit Thorney Island, where we have undertaken work relating to both the World War II monuments and the Roman Pottery Collection. Monitoring of the World War II monuments for over a decade documented a steady decline before a recent programme of clearance was undertaken by the Friends of Chichester Harbour. The Roman Pottery Collection stored in St Nicholas Church was formally classified and recorded and new display curated.

We will start the day at Eames Farm with presentations followed by tea/coffee (included in the price). Given that lunch could be quite late those who might flag might want to bring a snack. We will then drive to Thorney Island to begin our walk using as few cars as possible and leaving the other cars outside Eames Farm. The walk itself will take about 3 hours. The guided walk will visit World War II sites on East Thorney, St Nicholas Church to view the pottery collection and the church itself and finally World War II sites on West Thorney.

After the walk we will return to Eames Farm for a late (packed) lunch. Please bring your own packed lunch. Tea/coffee will be available.

Important information about this event. Please read this before booking.

Thorney Island is a military site. We have permission for the walk but it could be withdrawn even at the last minute. All cars driven onto Thorney Island will need to be booked in advance. As we must minimise the number of cars we take onto the island we need volunteers to offer lifts to other members and provide their car details.

As well as wearing appropriate footwear, you need to be reasonably fit to do this walk as you will be on your feet for about 3 hours. The walk will go ahead whatever the weather so please come prepared. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but bring your packed lunch & any mid-morning snack.

To book a place, please contact Pauline Blagden at .