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.

Landscape Project Update

Wendy Bylett has produced the following update on the CRP Landscape Project. Any new members  interested in participation please contact Wendy directly. The Landscape Group was renamed Farmstead Project in 2019 as it encompasses field surveys, landscape history and...

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Support from The Veterans’ Foundation

  We are grateful and delighted to have received financial support from The Veterans' Association to help our colleagues from the Royal British Legion and Operation Nightingale to participate in CRP activities “The Veterans' Foundation has been set up to help...

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Summer Dig 2022

We will be digging on Friston Field. Caistor St Edmund from the 13th to 28th August 2022 To take part please complete the attached form and send it to Rhiane at rhianecrp@outlook.com Excavation App Form 22

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Test Pits on Friston Field

A quick thank you from Mike Pinner to those who took part in the test pitting at Friston field on the weekend of 25th & 26th June. It was windy but no rain and good to get out in the field again. One test pit was a dud (as Franz digs to an appreciative audience...

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CRP Goes Carbooting

Linda, Margaret and Andy did a car boot sale of unwanted stuff from the barn plus other tat. They raised nearly £60 and cleared some much needed space

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June Test Pits & Barn Reopening

Test Pitting opportunity at Friston Field in June As mentioned at the recent members'  meeting, we shall be undertaking some preliminary test pitting on Friston field. The work will initially take place on the weekend of 25th/26th June. As well as 'seasoned...

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May 2022 “Mausoleum” Dig

The photo blog is being put together but in the meantime here's a lovely short film courtesy on Ian MGM Jackson Caistor Hall Hotel 2022 Mausoleum Excavation - Small  

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Research and excavation at Caistor Hall Hotel May, 2022

Research and excavation at Caistor Hall Hotel May, 2022 Those of you who have previously worked at Caistor Hall Hotel will have heard talk of the Roman ‘mausoleum’ that lies in the wooded area between the lawn and the field. It was originally dug in 1846 and appears...

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The barn reopens & 2022 excavation plans update

Barn Reopening As you can tell from the sunny weather it’s nearly Spring and the CRP Barn at Kirby Bedon will reopen in March We meet on Monday and Thursday mornings from 9.30 to 12 ish. The first session will be on Monday 7th March. The focus for the spring will be...

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NNAS Conference on Community Archaeology – 9th April

Booking is now open for Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society’s day conference to be held at UEA, on Saturday 9 April on Community Archaeology. Booking is now open at www.nnas.info/activities The themes of the day will be: Community and Diversity Specialisms...

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2022 gets off to a quick start

CRP members got 2022 off to a fast start with a thorough metal detecting survey (with permission) of the paddock behind the Caistor Hall Hotel as the hotel had cut the grass. Some interesting finds and a lot of rubbish as usual. Setting out an enormous grid in a cold...

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2021 Season blog

Back for a third year in the Temple Field, August 2021.
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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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