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'Further archaeological discoveries in Wallingford'

Richard Oram (Planning Archaeologist at Oxfordshire County Council) returns to talk to The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society (TWHAS) about 'Further archaeological discoveries in Wallingford'.


He will give an update of the talk he gave last year, continuing to outline the emergence of Wallingford's prehistoric (up to and including early Saxon) past on the back of a ring of development round the town's boundary. This will also be a chance for those who missed it last summer to hear a fascinating talk. New material will include an outline of the Police Station excavation in Reading Road. (This site is due to be covered in full in a talk next year by Tim Allen).

Our speaker, Richard Oram, has been the Planning Archaeologist at Oxfordshire County Council providing archaeological advice within the planning system to South Oxfordshire and Cherwell district councils for the last 12 years. Prior to this he worked as a field archaeologist for a number of commercial archaeological organisations in the UK. In his role at the County Council, Richard has an interest in all periods of Archaeology up to and including the late 20th century. He is also interested in transportation and trade links between settlements and how the infrastructure of the prehistoric and Roman landscape may have functioned and what evidence for this may have survived.


This talk will be held on Wednesday 13th Nov, 7.45 for 8pm, at St Mary’s Church, Wallingford.

Visitors (£4) are most welcome.

Katharine Keats-Rohan


Your very last chance to see...
There is a last chance to see this year’s special  exhibition 'Once upon a time…’ - the changing face of Wallingford at Wallingford Museum, as the Museum closes for the winter on the 30th November, to prepare for new presentations in 2020.
 
This exhibition is about how we connect with times past by exploring Wallingford's history and archaeology. Wherever we live, the familiar surroundings of our houses, our streets and our town, can remind us of the people that came before us, their work and their lives shaping our present and our future.

In this engaging journey of discovery throughout the museum, you’ll be invited to share any local knowledge you may have and to reminisce about your own history. Old and young alike can enjoy 'hands on' activities, discovering the secrets of garden archaeology and tracing the passage of time through photographs and objects, all of which reflect the changing face of Wallingford. 

The exhibition runs throughout the museum, with a sheet to guide people round. There are 'hands on' things for children - a 'Family Friendly' experience.

The Museum is open until 30 November on Tuesdays to Fridays 2.00pm - 5.00pm, and Saturdays 10.30am - 5.00pm.

Judy Dewey

Summary of What's On at Wallingford Museum:-


Summary of What's On at Wallingford Museum:-

Tuesdays to Saturdays - Wallingford Museum's new exhibition 'Once upon a time… - the changing face of Wallingford.'
13 Nov - TWHAS talk: 'Further archaeological discoveries in Wallingford'
April 2020 (Saturday mornings) - Wallingford's Guided Historic Town Walks will start again
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