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.
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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
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.
11.30 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