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'The re-use of castles'- a TWHAS talk

Dr Elaine Jamieson (Reading University) will present 'The re-use of castles' at this TWHAS meeting.

Elaine's talk is about the research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust which aims to explore the date, form and palaeo-environmental context of large mounds in England in order to test the hypothesis that some medieval castle mottes are re-used monuments from earlier periods.

This talk to The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society (TWHAS) will be held on Wednesday 12th Feb, 7.45 for 8pm, at St Mary’s Church, Wallingford.
Visitors (£4) are most welcome.

Katharine Keats-Rohan

News from Wallingford Museum

Volunteers at Wallingford Museum are very busy preparing two new exhibitions of local interest, for a re-opening on Tues 3rd March:-
- ‘Plague, Pus and Pills - the history of Wallingford’s hospitals’, which will trace the story of caring for the sick from medieval times to the present day’
- The 'Willis Family paintings'

In addition, there will be special events during the year:-
- 'Can you FACE It ?' workshops (which will appeal to ages 7 to 99!) in April.  With an introduction to forensic science and plenty of imagination you too can make your own facial reconstruction, complete with eyes, eyebrows, nose, lips, hair and ears.
Stop press: booking now open online !
- 'Family Archaeology Day' in July
- 'Squish, Squash, Bish, Bosh! ' - a special family event in August. Discover how Victorians worked hard in Wallingford !
- Drop in quizzes, puzzles and other family things to do, during the summer holidays.

Our Museum Bookshop has an excellent selection of good second-hand books (both fiction and non-fiction) at sensible prices. We’ll be open in February - every Friday from 10.30 to 3.00, and every Saturday from 10.30 to 1.00.
We look forward to seeing you - it's free to browse!

We would love to hear from anyone interested in volunteering, whether to be a custodian, assist with the archive, delve into research, assist at events, or be a walk guide etc.
If you would like to join our team please contact Jenny Carpenter 01491 826734,

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