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.

2018


Tour of the Mary Rose

Date: Thursday 2nd August 2018

Time: 1030-1300

The visit will start with tea/coffee and biscuits in the Ward Room/Bridge Balcony with beautiful views over Portsmouth Harbour. There will be a welcome and talk by Alastair Miles, Collections Manager for the Mary Rose Trust, who will talk about the scope and importance of the collections and their conservation. At 11:15 there will be Guided Tour of the Mary Rose exhibition especially for CDAS members.

When the tour finishes at 1pm, you are free to explore the Mary Rose exhibition further on your own, have lunch in one of the cafés in the Dockyard or visit other Dockyard attractions (You will have to pay extra for these).

Cost: Members £14.25, non-members £19.25 (if places are available). Payment is due by 1st July. Details of how to pay will be sent when your place is confirmed.


Guided walk in the Duncton area; exploring the history, archaeology and geology, led by David and Anne Bone

Date: Wednesday 10th October 2018

Time: Starts 1000, finish by lunchtime (passing the Cricketers PH on return to the cars).

Parking and meeting is at the roadside in Willett Close, Duncton GU28 0LA (near the school) - SU 9598 1725. Total distance about 3 miles on footpaths and tracks, mostly flat with two short steep bits. Can be muddy.

Cost: Members £1, non-members £6, payable in cash on the day but please book in advance.


Timber-framed buildings of the Weald, their development and dating for beginners.
A Study Day led by Jeremy Clarke.

Date: Saturday 3rd November 2018

Time: To be confirmed. This is a full day event.

Location: Fishbourne Roman Palace (Rudkin Room), Roman Way, Fishbourne, Chichester PO19 3QR. Directions There is plenty of parking.

Cost: Members £25 , non-members £30 (if places are available). Payment is due by 10 September. Details of how to pay will be sent when your place is confirmed.

The course outline:
This study day will cover terminology, how to approach dating a building, useful resources and a group practical session using site photographs and plans to try out the knowledge gained.