News & blogs

News

Season Blogs

News about the project is distributed to members via the Caistor Clarion, an email newsletter that normally goes out approximately once a month (and more frequently if there is a lot going on). News of wider public interest is also posted here.

Excavation Blog 2021

You can follow out progress on this summer's excavation at Temple Field via our excavation blog. The link to the blog is https://templefield2021.wordpress.com.    

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Excavation Open Days Cancelled

Sadly because of on-going issues with Covid-19 it has been decided – in common with other archaeological groups across the country – that general public access will not be possible this year. However, we plan to make information about the dig available via various...

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Wymer Field Final Report

The final report from the 2016 excavations at Wymer Field, Castor St Edmund has now been published and can be found in the publications section of this website

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Dig Registration Forms

Any members who are interested in taking part in this summer's final dig at the Temple Field can access the Excavation Application Form below: We will have opportunities in all aspects for members of all capabilities and availability Please complete and return forms...

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CRP Summer Dig 2021 – Dates For Your Diaries

CRP Summer Dig 2021 – Dates For Your Diaries

We are delighted to confirm the dates for our 2021 summer excavation which are Saturday 14 August to Sunday 28 August.  The site set-up (fencing, marquee, toilets, tools, etc.) will be in week beginning Monday 9th August. This will be our 3rd and probably final year...

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CRP in Current Archaeology

CRP in Current Archaeology

current_archaeology Caistor Roman Project – a community archaeology group centred around the Roman town of Venta Icenorum at present-day Caistor St Edmund in Norfolk – received an unexpected morale-booster in August: an emergency grant from the National Lottery...

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CRP Winter Talks

CRP Winter Talks

As we are unable to meet as normal this winter, we set up a series of online CRP members' talks. The programme this winter was: Wed 27th Jan 7.30pm CRP Winter Briefing Will Bowden and Mike Pinner will lead a session looking back on 2020 and forward to the 2021 season...

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BBC Online

BBC Online

The BBC Online article went live on 14 September this year, on the BBC website here and generated further publicity.  Below is the list of coverage: The Times, Monday 14 September 2020 Eastern Daily Press, Monday 14 September 2020 Times Radio, Will Bowden interviewed...

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The barn

The barn

The barn is now closed for general activities until springtime. All the finds from the dig in the Caistor Hall Hotel have been cleaned, counted and weighed. This was due to the excellent turn-out over the last few weeks (subject to social distancing, masks, etc.) and...

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Roman Britain and where to find it

Roman Britain and where to find it

'Roman Britain and where to find it' by Dr Denise Allen and Mike Bryan (£19.99) The 256 pages of this book do exactly that. Written by the director of an archaeology tour company (Allen) and a publisher only now studying Roman archaeology (Bryan) the academics will...

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Venta Icenorum – a brief history of Caistor Roman Town

Venta Icenorum – a brief history of Caistor Roman Town

It’s out at last! Will Bowden’s guide book ‘Venta Icenorum - a brief history of Caistor Roman Town’ (£5.99) is out now. You can get a copy via this link which brings a small commission to Norfolk Archaeological Trust from Bittern Books. You can also get a copy from...

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Car park reopens for visitors

Car park reopens for visitors

In line with updated government advice on permitted travel to outdoor space, the NAT car park at and Caistor Roman Town reopened on Wednesday May 13th 2020. If you visit the site please ensure that you continue to maintain physical distancing of at least 2m between...

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2020 Season blog

Digging in the paddock behind the Caistor Hall Hotel, August 2020.
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2019 Season blog

Digging the temple site in August 2019.
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2018 Season blog

Temple field in August 2018.
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2017 Season blog

Caistor Old Hall in 2017.
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2016 Season blog

Wymer Field in 2016
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2015 Season blog

Various 2014 activities
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2014 Season blog

Various 2014 activities
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2012 Season blog

2012 activities.
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2011 Season blog

2011 activities.
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2010 Season blog

2010 activities.
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2009 Season blog

2009 activities.
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