Monthly Archives: December 2014

We have indoor meetings during the winter months and have walks and visits during the summer.

Our Autumn 2018 Programme

Tuesday September 25th:                    Update on member’s research

Tuesday October30th:                           Stuart Wilson ‘The Lost City of Trellech’

Tuesday November 27th:                     John Putley ‘The Life of a Barber Surgeon’.

Members £1 Visitors £2  – the entry fee includes refreshments.

Membership fees of £8 single and £12 double.

Please email info@tidenham-history.co.uk for more information.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OFFA’S DYKE IN THE TIDENHAM & CHEPSTOW AREA?

TAKE PART IN A TIDENHAM HISTORICAL GROUP INITIATIVE TO RESEARCH, EXPLORE, CONSERVE AND ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY IN THIS INTERNATIONALLY IMPORTANT MONUMENT

DISCOVERING OFFA’S LEGACY:    OFFA’S DYKE, TIDENHAM & THE MERCIAN FRONTIER

 

A HALF DAY SCHOOL

10.00 am on SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER in   CHEPSTOW DRILL HALL

PROGRAMME

 

09.30   Doors open. Coffee/tea.

10.00   Welcome and introductions

 10.05   Offa’s Dyke: A forgotten gem in Tidenham by Dr Keith Ray, lead-author of “Offa’s Dyke: Landscape & Hegemony in Eighth-Century Britain“. The Offa’s Dyke Collaborative and initiatives in other locations along the Dyke; the placing of the Dyke along the Mercian/British frontier, and in particular at Tidenham, facing the early Chepstow township, and at Sedbury facing Wessex; the significance of the Dyke’s intersection with the Roman road leading to Striguil Bridge at Tutshill.

10.45   The Dyke in Gloucestershire by Jon Hoyle, Senior Archaeological Project Officer for Gloucestershire. Focusing on recent exploration of the Dyke elsewhere in the county, and discussing the findings of the LiDAR Survey.

11.15 Break

 11.30  Guardianship and Conservation issues by Mel Barge, England Heritage.

11.45  Supporting local heritage in the Wye Valley AONB, by Andrew Blake, Wye Valley AONB Manager.

12.00   Open Session (bring a packed lunch, drinks provided) Discussion on the formation of a steering group to lead the initiative to explore, research, conserve and engage the community in Offa’s Dyke in the Tidenham area. Practical issues such as funding. Plans for Field Walks at nearby significant sections of the Dyke are in hand (Devil’s Pulpit in late Autumn: Tutshill in early Spring).

1.00 Optional short guided walk to explore the Sedbury/Buttington Tump parts of the Dyke

 Admission £5 on the door to include tea/coffee and biscuits