2018 HDAG events


Simon Stevens - a Lewes wide tour is being rescheduled for the Spring due to the bad weather

Tuesday, 16 October, 7.30pm


An illustrated talk by Janet Pennington on ‘My Archaeology Childhood’


Beeson House, 26 Fairbank Rd, Southwater, Horsham RH13 9LA


Local historian Janet Pennington will talk about her childhood memories and influences while growing up. Her father was the well known Sussex Archaeologist Eric W.Holden (1911-1989). On HDAGs visit to the Weald & Downland Museum last autumn, we saw a reconstructed house based on evidence from the deserted village of Hangleton. This was one of the many excavations he was involved in.


Wednesday 14th November
Felday Iron Age Hill Fort and POW camp - a talk by Judie English
7.00pm for 7.30pm Brighton Rd Baptist Church, Horsham RH13 5BD

High on the greensand, near Holmbury St Mary, is the site of an Iron Age hillfort first recognised in 1985. The large, bi-vallate enclosure has had only minor excavation but that showed it dated to the Middle / Late Iron Age possibly placing it later than nearby Holmbury hillfort but contemporary with Anstiebury.

Saturday 1st December

Worthing Museum and lunch, visit including a look at finds not on display

This begins with lunch at St Paul's Cafe, followed by a visit to the Museum including a look at finds not on display. S. E. Winbolt (1868-1944) gave a number of interesting archaeology finds to Worthing Museum.

Wednesday,  16 January 2019 , 7.00pm for 7.30

Members update meeting

A members-only meeting with an update on recent projects and plans for 2019



Events organised by other societies


25 May – 28 October
 Roman Dead
Museum of London Docklands
In 2017 a rare Roman sarcophagus was excavated from Harper Road in Southwark; a site that archaeological research has shown was part of a large Roman cemetery. This remarkable discovery will be on display for the first time in a major new exhibition, Roman Dead, which opens on 25th May 2018. This new exhibition will investigate the cemeteries of ancient London, examining the discoveries that were made there and their context within today’s modern cityscape. www.museumoflondon.org.uk

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