2018 Meetings


27th April The Annual General Meeting

Plus a talk on last summers ENHAS excavations at Butts Brow


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


Sunday 13 May 10.00am

A guided walk with Matt Fenton concentrating on the sites at the Rookery, Burlow Castle and Lullington’s church and ‘lost village’. Also looking at the sarsen stones, always a subject of curiosity, which are scattered around the Tye. The walk will be about two and a half miles and last about two hours.

Meet at the St Andrew’s church gate, the Tye, Alfriston at 10.00am prompt. (N.B. Denes Car Park is free for three hours … and for those planning to linger a while in the village … there is plenty of on-street free parking to the west of the High Street in The Furlongs, Kings Ride and Deans Road.

Members and visitors welcome; donations will be gratefully received for The National Trust.


Walshes Park Open Day – new date: Saturday 1 September

Walshes Park, Alderbrook Way, CrowboroughTN6 3EF

The official opening of 70 acres of open access countryside in Crowborough will now take place on September 1st.  At 2pm Greg Chuter will lead a guided walk to the medieval moated site and other places in the park of archaeological interest.

For the walk meet at the visitors’ information at 2pm.

The car park is small so park in nearby roads.


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 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