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.

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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CRP Members Briefing July 2021

The recording of the July 2021 Members Briefing via Zoom with feedback on the Temple 2019 excavations can be accessed via the following link: https://youtu.be/ZUQ1bOjMrVM

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CRP Spring Talks 2021

During the 2021 lockdown we hosted a number of Zoom based talks given by CRP members. Here are the links to 3 of them: Ian’s Coins Talk https://youtu.be/Oo45D5dyiV8 Wendy & Rob’s Tas Valley Talk https://youtu.be/mXXAvD33hLk Lynda’s Bones Talk...

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CRP Member’s Briefing December 2021

The Zoom based member's briefing on 1st December was a great success with over 50 members tuning in. For those who were unable to join the meeting here is a link to the (unedited) video which is now hosted on YouTube https://youtu.be/yIVi9Gwyvpc

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Venta on TV

There are a couple of interesting (if a tad old) TV shows on our very own Venta Icenorum accessible via YouTube. You can go direct by cutting and pasting the following links: Michael Wood's BBC episode from the early 1980s entitled "In Search of Boadicea"...

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Members Briefing 1st December 2021

Members are reminded that we shall be having a members briefing on Wed 1st December at 7pm. It had been intended to hold this face to face at Caistor Hall Hotel. However, with continuing works at the hotel and uncertainties with alternative accommodation for large...

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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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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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