On Sunday I took my family along to Gressenhall in Norfolk as part of the
National Archaeology Days - although my young son was only there because we
told him they had tractors - and it all seemed to be a great success.
Archaeologists identifying object brought along by the public, aerial photos
on view, the mobile Seahenge exhibition and a display by the local metal
detector club. All very well put together and very busy. I was particularly
pleased to see a large group of adults with special needs who were evidently
enjoying themselves a great deal. A heartfelt WELL DONE to everyone who was
involved - my son even found the time to abandon his beloved tractors and
try his hand at a little bit of archaeology.
Thanks to everyone for an enjoyable day.
Matthew J. Champion
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Subject: National Archaeology Days
Visited Fort Cumberland on Saturday and can report that there were lots of
visitors who all seemed to be enjoying the fun of experiencing archaeology
at first hand.
The Centre for Archaeology team provided a friendly and informal atmosphere
unlike the usual corporate image of EH often seen by the public.
Lots of hands-on activities for children and re-enactor's demonstations as
well made it a very lively event!
And the WI made a nice cup of tea also!!
On Sunday went to Fishbourne and had a go at dowsing. Sadly missed the
geophysical demo but according to David Rudkin it went down well with the
Overall an enjoyable weekend!