Animal Bone Training Day

for members of ENHAS

Carol White, a specialist in examining and analysing animal bones, will be running a workshop on

 Saturday 3rd February

10.00am to 3.00pm with a break for lunch


Polegate Windmill, Park Croft, Polegate BN26 5LB

The subsidised price for ENHAS members is £5

We anticipate that this will be a popular course so booking is essential. Places will be allocated on a first come, first get basis!

Now fully booked

To book your place contact Bob Williams Email


2018 Meetings

19th January Tom Munnery of ASE talking about recent excavations at Ninfield and Catsfield


16th February Edwin Wood and Daryl Holter talking about the Portable Antiquities Scheme and Heritage Crime


16th March Stewart Angel talking about WW2 and military remains in Eastbourne


Meetings at

St Saviour’s Church Hall, Spencer Rd, Eastbourne BN21 4PA

Meetings start at 7.30 pm, doors open 7.05 pm

Members free, visitors £2.50

Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits will be available at the end of the meeting.


For further information about the Society contact:

Email or T: 01323 731792  M: 07811 480292


Lewes Archaeological Group

Programme of talks 2018

All talks take place at 7.30pm in the Lecture Room, Lewes Town Hall

(Fisher Street entrance, lift access available).

Entrance (including tea/coffee) for members is £3/£2 for concessions.

Non-members are very welcome at £4/£3 for concessions.

FREE entry for those aged 18 years or under


Fri 19 January            

Our changing parish churches – c1700-1914 – the work of the Georgians, Victorians and Edwardians in Lewes and nearby with historian Dr Sue Berry FSA.  Sue is a specialist in 18th century landscape history and also writes about the 19th century. During 18th century and early 19th century, most of the town’s parish churches were altered to accommodate growing congregations and the need to repair but much medieval work remained.  In the mid-later part of 19th century all the parish churches were re-ordered because ideas about how worship changed.  The Victorian’s passion for Gothic as they understood it also resulted in the loss of earlier work.

Fri 16 February         

Gundreda and her Chapel with Marcus Taylor.  Marcus will talk about the story of the little Belgian lady who started the Lewes Priory and how she is remembered today. The Gundreda Chapel is in St John’s Church, Southover, Lewes.

Fri 16 March             

Sussex in the Mercian Age: the Archaeology of Power, 750-850 with John Blair.  John is Professor of Medieval History and Archaeology at the Queen’s College, University of Oxford and is author of “Building Anglo-Saxon England” (to be published in February 2018).  The lecture draws on recent research to reconstruct the geography of government and administration in Anglo-Saxon Sussex.     

                                   To be followed at around 8.45pm by the AGM.

Fri 20 April               

Mud Glorious Mud: the Bridge Farm 2017 Excavation Update. The directors of the Culver Archaeological Project Rob Wallace and David Millum will return to give their annual update on the results of the continuing  excavations of this important Romano-British settlement site located in the Ouse Valley just north of Lewes at Bridge Farm, Barcombe.  Enormous progress has been made in exploring and interpreting the site notwithstanding that it rained a lot and very frequently.  2017 was not a year for the faint hearted although webbed feet might have been in order!


Fisher Street is up the hill from Lewes railway station, just over the crossroads by Ask restaurant in the centre of town. The nearest parking is in the West Street car park – continue along Fisher Street then turn right, then shortly right again into the car park.


Any questions regarding the talk can be addressed to Paula Stanyer on 07814 463 259 or by email  Ideas for future talks will be well received.

Membership of Lewes Archaeological Group costs just £6 and gives a reduced entrance fee to talks and receipt of the Group’s newsletter.

You can renew or join at any of our meetings, or send a cheque (payable to Lewes Archaeological Group) and sae to: Brian Phillips, 2 Peronne Court, High St, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1BL or by hand to:
Fiona Marsden, 13 Lansdown Place, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2JT (01273 473946).


What’s On – Round and About


Heritage Eastbourne

Redoubt Fortress & The Pavilion


Eastbourne Remembers:
Discovering lost pieces of time

19 March – 4 November 2018
at the Pavilion


Journey through extraordinary memories and uncover some of the ways we have remembered and sometimes forgotten

Discover stories of heirlooms, precious objects remembered for hundreds of years, the stories behind Saxon treasure and explore commemorations and memorials spanning the last 2000 years.

Visitors can travel down memory lane to a nostalgic past, see souvenirs collected over time and words written to preserve tales from time itself.


SARDINIA ARCHAEOLOGY TOUR An 8-day (7-night) Archaeological Study Tour to Sardinia. Dates: Tuesday 15th –Tuesday 22nd May 2018. Departure from Gatwick Airport. Tour Leader: Dr David Rudling, FSA. This multi-period tour is being run by Baxter Hoare Travel in association with the Sussex School of Archaeology. Tour price (half board) per person: £1599 (£400 deposit) based on two sharing). For bookings: please telephone 0207 407 5492 OR see further details and booking form on: Sussex School of Archaeology website.

 If in doubt about any of the advertised please call 07789245106