Till Valley, Archaeological Society

View of teh Till Valley'Picture by Jane Coltman

View of teh Till Valley'Picture by Jane Coltman

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A busy month

The Till Valley Archaeological Society (TillVAS) has a busy month in February.

We welcomed Lady Caroline Douglas-Home on Wednesday, February 3, in Crookham Village Hall. She gave a talk on Dial Knowe, which is at The Hirsel.

An excavation took place there after a resistivity survey had shown up all sorts of anomalies in the ground. The ensuing work exposed a wealth of interesting material from the Neolithic to the early medieval.

On February 13, the TillVAS coffee morning will take place at Crookham Village Hall, from 10am to noon. There will be a display of interesting artefacts found nearby. Entry is £1, which includes coffee or tea. It is an opportunity to have a coffee and a chat, as well as to buy a raffle ticket and have a go at finding the joker.

If you live in Branxton, have lived in the village, or are simply interested in history, visit the Branxton Road Show on Saturday, February 20, from 10am to noon, in Branxton Village Hall, to see photographs, documents, census information and maps collected by members of the TillVAS Village Atlas Project, which is sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

It is a drop-in session, refreshments are provided and there is no charge. We would be interested to see any information about Branxton which you may have. Please bring it with you.

On February 27, from 2pm to 4pm, there is an Archive Afternoon at Crookham Village Hall. It is a display of information collected by TillVAS and the afternoon is primarily an opportunity for people working on the Village Atlas to come along. However, all are welcome to drop in and browse through some very interesting material. There is no charge.